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Lahaina Jodo Mission

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Address: 12 Ala Moana St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1791
Phone Number: 808-661-4304
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It is small, and not far from Lahaina Harbor (short drive). There is not a whole lot of time to spend here, but it is amazing to see the Buddha and experience this culture in Maui!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is small, and not far from Lahaina Harbor (short drive). There is not a whole lot of time to spend here, but it is amazing to see the Buddha and experience this culture in Maui!

Thank angturner
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

My fiance and I made a quick stop here one morning after we had checked out of one hotel and was waiting checkin time at another. There was plenty of parking so we pulled right up to the gate. There is a donation box at the entrance and it was on the honor system when we were there. So we... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

I stopped by the admire the beautiful architecture. There is a beautiful temple and prayer bell. There is also a giant Buddha statue where you can leave offering which I found to be quite beautiful.

Thank Julie L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

This is the home of the largest Buddha statue outside of Japan. It's really impressive. You can also ring the prayer bell.

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

I've attended this mission's Obon Festival for the past three years. I am not a member of the Buddhist community per se, but I do love cultural events and learning, and I have a deep respect for anyone practicing compassion. This mission invites everyone to take part in their floating lantern ceremony - honoring ancestors who have passed, and to... More 

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Kahului, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

I look forward to summers because Lahaina Jodo hosts the biggest Japenese Obon festive on the ISLAND (including the only lantern ceremony).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

For anyone that follows the Buddhist religion, or appreciates the Buddha's beliefs, this place is worth checking out while in Lahaina. Easy to get to and parking is available. You just walk right in and donations are appreciated. It is just a quiet and peaceful place, free for the public to walk around. It is a very small and quaint... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

We arrived in the late afternoon there were families with children gathering for some good fellowship. So pleasant in touristy Lahaina. The mission grounds are beautiful, this is a site you must see regardless of your religious persuasion.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

The Jodo Mission has the largest Budda statue outside of the Orient. It is located in a quiet corner of Lahaina and we were the only people at the mission when we visited. It had a pagoda, a traditional gong with a tree trunk striker, and a rock garden. It's a nice place to visit if you want to get... More 

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Corinth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

Wonderful to see. Impressive statue of Budda, gong & temple. Felt very peaceful. Puuphi cemetery across the street. Hidden gem away from the tourist traps.

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