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Byodo-In Tempe - A "Must See"

Definitely a "must-see." Peaceful and beautiful grounds and temple. And you get to ring the gong!! Make plans to go!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely a "must-see." Peaceful and beautiful grounds and temple. And you get to ring the gong!! Make plans to go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You feel like you enter another world at the temple. Don t let the MacDonald's near the main road fool you. Seriously that's the only downer. Ring the bell, pay respect, remove your shoes at the temple steps. Buddha, wow. Bring cash for the entrance and the temple donation box if you do ring the bell. Cat food is welcomed... More 

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Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit. More 

Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Drive a little further north, and you’ll come to the Byodo-In Temple; a replica of an ancient Japanese temple complete with gardens, meditation rooms, koi ponds, and a Buddha statue incense room. You may recognize this temple if you’re a LOST fan like me, as it was the filming place for Jin’s and Sun’s wedding. Fun fact. The temple grounds... More 

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We are so glad you had a peaceful visit. Thank you for visiting the Temple. More 

Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was great pleasure to find a small temple with a big Bouddah in Hawaii. Very well cared. Admission is 3 USD for an adult. It used to be free for the residents, but it has been long time ago to charge admission whoever visit this temple. There is also small souvnir shop where you can find Japanese stuff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed the temple! It is only $3 to get in. It is located towards the back of a cemetery separated by religion. I advise if you are in the area to take some time and learn more about this Temple.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The temple is indeed interesting, but the grounds are serene. This is a place where you could stroll for a long while. The gardens offer many types of plants and flowers. There is a large koi pond and walking paths. This is a good place to get away from the hustle and bustle and reflect.

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We are so glad you found the scenery beautiful. Thank you so much for your kind words. More 

Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The scenery at the Byodo-In Temple is breathtaking. The purpose of my trip to Oahu was to see as much of the island's landscape as I could. The temple is set in front of a mountain that has several waterfalls. We went right after a heavy rainfall which made the scene even more breathtaking. Take your camera! Also, there's a... More 

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We are so glad you enjoyed the scenery. Thank you for visiting the Temple. More 

Albury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely temple and grounds. Peaceful and relaxing. There is a big gong you can ring which is really cool. It rained the day we were there but it didn't matter. Photos were more mystical.

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Thank you for your kind words. We are happy you found your visit peaceful and relaxing. More 

Springfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The road to the temple is beautiful. You will see green folded mountains. The temple and surrounding grounds are wonderful. We enjoyed ringing a big bell (you need to hit it with a log), marveled at the huge golden Buddha statue (you have to remove your shoes when entering), saw a lot of fish, a cat, a black swan, a... More 

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We are so happy you found your visit to the Temple beautiful. Thank you for your kind words. More 

Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the Byodo-In temple on the Hawaiin island of Oahu. Such a beautiful place. The area is serene and quiet. It's in a multi-cultural, multi-religious cemetary. It's a wonderful photo opportunity for those interested.

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