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We stopped at the Temple on an Island Tour. I loved it. We did not have time to completely walk through the cemetery, but we saw the main sights, rang the bell, visited the Koi... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Ukiah, California
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Ukiah, California
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped at the Temple on an Island Tour. I loved it. We did not have time to completely walk through the cemetery, but we saw the main sights, rang the bell, visited the Koi fish and the little store. Very lovely place.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely spot to spend an hour or so. Nice and peaceful place to collect your thoughts. Don't forget to ring the bell for good luck, it worked for me!!

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Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this review

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

Hauula, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited for a festival and enjoyed it! Despite the light rain, the grounds and building were well kept, people were friendly and courteous, etc. We especially was in awe of the majestic Koʻolau mountains!

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Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this review

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

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I wasn't expecting this here and was pleasantly surprised. The Japanese temple was a neat discovery. The grounds are lovely, even in the rain.

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Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this review

We are so glad you found the grounds lovely. Thank you for visiting the Temple. More 

Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful temple. Meticulous grounds. If I lived in Oahu I could see myself spending time here to reflect. Very peaceful.

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Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy you found the grounds peaceful. More 

los angeles
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Byodo-In is a replica of a temple in Kyoto, commissioned in 1968 to commemorate the opening of Japan in 1868 and the arrival of the first immigrants to Hawaii. The long, beautiful bridge transports you from the parking lot to the temple grounds. There is a large bell before the pathway to the entrance that guests can ring. The grounds... More 

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Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this review

We are so glad you found your visit peaceful. Thank you for visiting the Temple. More 

Plantation, Florida
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191 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a peaceful site. Cost to get in is a minor fee. It is a really small temple and site. Having traveled throughout Japan, I found this temple quaint and tranquil. You will not likely spend too much time there, but I found a nice spot, sat and enjoyed the tranquility. It can be difficult with so may kids and... More 

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Thank you for visiting the Temple. We are so glad you found your visit quaint and tranquil. More 

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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful, peaceful place to visit on your way to the east side of Oahu. Ring the bell for good luck and look for the black swans in the pond.

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Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy you found your visit beautiful and peaceful. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was very relaxing. There isn't very much staff on hand, so you are on your own to roam around on your own. An audio tour that explains the different areas, history, and the symbolism utilized on the property. The cost is minimal - $3 per person. The grounds are beautiful. Expect to spend a maximum of one hour...

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Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this review

We are so glad you found your visit serene and peaceful. Thank you so much for visiting the Temple. More 

Chicago, IL, USA
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39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The temple is in the Valley of Temples cemetery on the island's east side. It has a beautiful setting and the gardens are relaxing and stunning. Feed the koi!!

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Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this review

We are so happy you found your visit so peaceful. Thank you so much for visiting the Temple! More 

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