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Byodo-In Temple

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Reviewed 6 days ago

You get to gong the big bell. You can light some incense in the temple. The grounds are behind The Valley of Temples Cemetery. Don't forget to stop at the gift shop

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was interesting to see, just too bad the rain started so did not spend as much time as we may have, also they were working on the front so you could not go all around the front patio

Date of experience: January 2019
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Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting us at the Byodo-In Temple. We apologize for the inconvenience, we were working on repairing the handicap ramp to our patio. It is now open and we hope you will visit us again soon for the full experience!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a stop to look over the temple and take in the gardens. You don't need more than 30 minutes to do this.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for visiting the Byodo-In Temple. We really appreciate your kind words. If there's anything that could turn your three-star visit into a five-star visit, please call Judy at the gift shop (808) 239-9844 to let us know

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my four grown kids to see the Byodo Temple over Christmas break and they loved it. It is also the first time I had been and I was impressed by the beauty of the grounds. Gorgeous backdrop and all in all a must...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jamie H
Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Jamie, we are so happy you had such a great experience on your trip.  Please come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my second time to the temple, and each time I wished I had stayed longer. I recommend coming at the end of the day when most of the crowds have left. At that time you can truly experience the full effects, of nature,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SassyDiplo
Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, thank you! It always makes us happy to hear the amazing experiences our guests have when visiting the Byodo-In Temple. We hope you will visit again to experience our calming tranquility again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is one of a kind, at least in Hawaii. It is like diving into another world, one of peace, serenity and beauty. And also lots of kitties! The only negative comment I have is about other people, being loud and not respectful of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience. Please contact Judy at the Gift Shop (808) 239-9844 to discuss your experience more so we can ensure guests are respecting the atmosphere of our temple. Thank you!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must see on the island! The temple is set at the foothills of beautiful mountains. Very peaceful and calming.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shalini_rao
Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind recommendation. We love hearing you enjoyed the peace and serenity of the Byodo-In Temple!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is beautiful and peaceful. The grounds are so stunning and the backdrop is breathtaking. Nice place for anyone to stop.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow, thank you for your lovely words about the Byodo-In Temple. We are truly happy your experience went beyond your expectations!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A truly magical place! More than I expected! The serenity of the pond and surrounding trees is truly beautiful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JamesS5408
Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, it always makes us happy to hear the great experience our guest have at the temple. We hope you will visit again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a must see when we visited O’ahu. Beautiful grounds, beautiful temple. Please be sure to ring the Buddha bell on arrival to announce you are coming to the temple. Also “feed the birds. The birds will actually come sit on your hand &...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you had such a wonderful experience at the Byodo-In Temple. Please come back and see us again soon!

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164pg
March 16, 2018|
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Response from 263sashar | Reviewed this property |
About an hour. It's a relaxing place.
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scottmel
January 31, 2018|
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Response from Marcus L | Reviewed this property |
You could eat at the Ranch, but I'd say travel down the road a half mile from the temple and go to Mike's Huli Chicken. It's probably some of the best food on the eastern side of the island.
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Jeffery E
August 5, 2017|
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Response from Edgardo S | Reviewed this property |
hi, I don't recollect a sign regarding pets but it is not a public place. It is privately owned and operated. This is a solemn, religious area, so I would presume no.
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