Valley of the Temples
Valley of the Temples
4.5
Historic SitesCemeteriesReligious Sites
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles375 reviews
Excellent
227
Very good
116
Average
21
Poor
8
Terrible
3

Elena M
Corona, United States25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Beautiful grounds. The Buddha is very large, awe inspiring. Found the mausoleum sales pitch a little off. Store was already closed when we went. Ring the bell while you’re there and say a prayer.
Written 20 March 2024
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Lisa J
Plant City, FL937 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
What a beautiful temple and grounds. We very much enjoyed it. Its very peaceful and a great place to walk or sit and meditate. There is a gift shop and a beverage stand that makes fruit drinks that look realy good. Oh and dont forget to ring the bell and say a prayer.
Written 18 March 2024
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Marcos
San Antonio, TX250 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Beautiful landscape with an authentic Japanese temple on site. The adjoining park areas are amazing. The temple itself is beautiful and authentic. There is a walk-thru sales pitch for the adjoining mausoleum inside the temple entrance...kinda odd and off-putting.
Written 17 January 2024
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Kazi
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Amazing views! Beautiful temple! Really enjoyed it. Will be going back. The Koi fish are beautiful and so was the black swan.
Written 16 October 2023
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Dale-icious
Manchester, UK567 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Little known facts about The Byodo-In Temple:

- It was established on June 7, 1968, to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii.

- The Byodo-In Temple in O'ahu is a smaller-scale replica of the over 950-year-old Byodo-in Temple in Uji, Japan.

- The Byodo-In Temple is home to The Amida Buddha, a golden Buddha unique to the entire world. The Buddha is thought to be the largest figure carved outside of Japan, towering more than 9 feet.

- The Byodo-In Temple featured in several episodes of Hawaii Five-O and Magnum P.I. The temple and its vicinity also served as a stand-in for South Korea in one episode of the ABC series Lost and as the Presidential Villa in an episode of seaQuest DSV. The temple was also used in the 2001 movie Pearl Harbor as a replica of the Byodo-In Temple in Japan as well as several other movies.
Written 8 September 2023
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Bails65
Emerald, Australia95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Dropped in during our circle tour, was pleasantly surprised. Beautiful Temple, great views, well worth stopping and having a look. You will not be disappointed.
Written 20 May 2023
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Sondria G
Merced, CA315 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
A must do! You will not regret it! So beautiful! Peaceful ❤️. I will go back again next time! It's so pristine! So manicured!
Written 26 March 2023
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thomaswZ8603TP
Joice, IA50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Beautiful and peaceful area. It was raining when we were there but it took nothing away from the experience. Parking is tight so you may have to wait to enter.
Written 28 February 2023
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REDMONDRIDGESUE
Redmond, WA19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We spent less than an hour strolling the grounds and enjoying the peaceful and beautiful temple. Ponds with fish, turtles and swans.
Written 7 February 2023
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TravelingmanKC
Kansas City, MO206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
After about 16 trips to Oahu, I finally made it to The Valley of the Temples. So glad I did. Almost indescribably beautiful, serene setting despite the presence of many tourists. One can feed the many birds and/or the koi that populate the park (use only food purchased there), enter the temple, stroll about the grounds or just stand/sit and be awed by the magnificence of the setting.
Written 30 December 2022
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