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Lahaina Jodo Mission

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Address: 12 Ala Moana St, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
Phone Number: +1 808-661-4304
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Maui Day Trip: Haleakala, Iao Valley, Old Lahaina from Oahu
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It's a very large Buddha.

Quite little area near the wharf. Follow front street north and turn left just before the bride. Temple, one very large Buddha, and a large bell. Free, but donations are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 May 2015
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Henderson, Nevada
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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

Quite little area near the wharf. Follow front street north and turn left just before the bride. Temple, one very large Buddha, and a large bell. Free, but donations are accepted.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

you can see entire temple within 2 minutes. Buddha was impressive for America (there are much bigger ones in Asia)

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Fort Madison, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015

My sister and I made a point of seeking this place out on our last to Lahaina. I'm glad we did. At the time we were there, we were the only two people. Makes me wonder how many visitors even know this place exists. My main reason for going was to see the giant Buddha, and he did not disappoint.... More 

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Vermilion, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

If you travel on Front Street north from the main shopping area, you will find this amazing mission. Donations are accepted. When we visited, there was no one else there, so it was a great chance to see it well. This is said to be the largest Buddha outside Japan. Besides the Buddha, there was a temple that was closed... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

Right on the ocean about a 15 minute walk from the harbour, this was a beautiful place away from the crowds. Large Buddha statue and two other temple buildings which commemorate the Japanese immigrants who went to Maui to work on sugar plantations. Across the street was an old cemetery built on the beach/sand dunes, but not used anymore as... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

Like a christian church in Manhattan, the Jodo Mission provides solitude and peace. It is beautiful. The statue of the Buddha and the temple itself are art objects, graceful and lovely. There is easy parking, public access to a beach and a cemetery (very natural with drifting sand) on the same short road off Front Street. Whether you are religious... More 

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The O.C., California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

Definitely worth 15 minutes of your time. I guarantee that 99% of the tourist visitors and even many locals do not even know this place exists. Just south of the Mala Boat Ramp off of Front St. Check out the public beach just outside of the Mission grounds. Good snorkel beach protected by coral and volcanic reef. Easy parking.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014

This was a quick side trip for us this year as been there before; the huge Buddha is impressive, especially the first time you see it. If you are in Lahaina, take time to visit the Jodo Mission.

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Wixom, Michigan, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Really wanted to visit and made 3 attempts. Closed off for some sort of political event, which I found very odd as it is a mission. Only reason I knew it was political is when I was turning around, I could hear a woman announcing "say hello to your new Governor of Hawaii". Came back two times in next 2... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

Honestly, I just wanted to see the giant buddha...and was delivered! =) You could easily drive past this place, so GPS it. Bonus: creepy sand graveyard next door...

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