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“Amazing place”
Review of Byodo-In Temple

Byodo-In Temple
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$98.00*
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Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour
Ranked #1 of 42 things to do in Kaneohe
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fruitland Park, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Amazing place”
Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Our visit was on a misty rainy kinda day, perfect for visiting such a mystical place! Calming and reflective place to let your soul breathe, peaceful and the views of the mountains breathtaking! We spent a few hours here, which was a nice beak from the hustle and bustle of the tours visiting Hawaii.
Nice gift shop on site, and the temple was magical! We also visited the cemetery at the front of the entrance, very surreal a magical stop for all ages.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“A must visit when in Oahu”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

The Byodo-In Temple, Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, is a must visit. The location and Temple are stunning. My husband and I came here on an escorted half-day tour. Travelling down the hill toward the Temple you pass the graveyards of Japanese families dating back to the first Japanese immigrants. Before entering the Temple, there is a huge bell in the Bell House that you can pull a rope that sends the wooden log to strike the bell before entering the Temple.

The Buddha in the Temple is thought to be "the largest figure carved since ancient times". You have to take off your shoes before entering the area around the Buddha. The grounds are really lush and beautiful with creeks full of colourful fish, turtles and birds walking about.

Visited January 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Experience Serenity”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Try to visit the Byodo-In Temple during a misty drizzle. The quiet of the beautiful temple and grounds are enhanced to approach mystical levels - as it should when visiting a place of great serenity.

Visited August 2012
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Talofofo, null, United States
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“peaceful”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

What a hidden treasure the Byodo-In Temple is. We walked around, rang the bell, fed the fish...take in the peaceful spot, it is worth your time. :)

Visited January 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“peace between the tour buses”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

lovely place to visit if you can go early before the buses. they love to hit that gong like a game show. visit the koi fish and the bamboo grove .view the bay and the mountains.good place to meditate...

Visited February 2013
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