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“Valley of the Temples - beautiful”

Valley of the Temples
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Ultimate Circle Island Adventure with Waimea Waterfall
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North Shore and Circle Island Adventure
Ranked #84 of 533 things to do in Oahu
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Hudson, WI
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Valley of the Temples - beautiful”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

Been here many times. Used to be free, but now they charge a nominal fee. The grounds are beautiful and so is the temple, which you can enter to see the fabulous Buddha (must remove your shoes inside). Go on a nice day. Doesn't take long to see, but worth it. Nice gift shop too. Ring the gong. Someone said it had mosquitos. I have been there many times and have yet to encounter one.

Visited March 2013
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Madison, Alabama, United States
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great cultural experience”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

I was happy to see the different religion all unite at the Valley of Temples. I visited the Byodo-In Temple while I was in the Valley of Temples in October and was glad to enjoy the tranquility there.
However, if you attract misquotes easily, bring bug spray! Other than that, it was a great experience all together :)

Visited October 2013
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Benicia, California
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not to be missed beauty at this peaceful and well cared for site”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

This is a not to be missed, gorgeous site. The landscape and architecture were wonderfully exquisite. There are little niches where you can go and sit. For me, it was one of the most beautiful settings on Oahu. I am so glad we visited. Also, note that their gift shop was a notch above what you would see in other touristy sites. Yes, it was on the expensive side, but the quality was definitely better. The kimonos were really beautiful for anybody looking to buy one.

Visited September 2013
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San Antonio, TX
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Pretty, but not much to it”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

The grounds were beautiful, the architecture interesting, the koi fish plentiful, the bell fun to ring. We only stayed about 15 minutes and that was stretching it. There are so many other wonderful things to see and do in Oahu, I didn't feel it was a worthy side trip.

Visited September 2013
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La Mirada, California
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Beautiful and peaceful”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

Yes, it's all a cemetery, but how beautiful. We visited the Bydo-In Temple. Even the bathroom was nice and smelled like incense! And the ponds....so many Koi fish, some are huge, no way to even try to count them. My favorite were the yellow ones.

We had an odd, but very nice experience in the gift shop. Walked in, there is an older Asian lady standing, she works there. We all said hello and then she asked hubby "You're not old enough to have been in Vietnam?" He says "Oh yeah, two tours." She tells him "I want to thank you, thank you so much and thank you for your service." I'm thinking, Wow...does he look like an old Vietnam Vet...I guess so. Anyway, a bit more conversation (she spoke with an accent), then she gave him incense and fish food. Odd, but so nice and it made him feel so good. We fed the fish and took loads of photos. Very peaceful place.

Visited August 2013
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