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Byodo-In Temple

47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-4562
+1 808-239-8811
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-4562
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful Byodo-in Temple, built in the 60’s as a scale replica of a temple in Uji Japa is located at the foot of the Koʻolau Mountains in Oʻahu's Kaneohe Region. The entire setting is picturesque with the fog covered mountains, stunning temple and beautifully landscaped...More

Thank Raven4041
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Byodo-In Temple is very beautiful and peaceful place. Perfect for meditation and stunning photography opportunities. I definitely think is a must see for travelers visiting Oahu.

Thank Tania G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The temple is quite small but beautiful. They offer tours but we just missed one. It’s very peaceful and you can light a candle inside for inner peace. There’s hundreds of koi and small doves around, and you can buy food in the gift shop...More

Thank Maeve O
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are so happy you enjoyed feeding the animals. Thank you so much for your kind words and for visiting the Temple.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Parking can get hectic but have patience because this is a spot some might want to stay 30min or less or possible 1 hour. We took our time, rang the bell and enjoyed the views then we got rained on so we checked out the...More

Thank Carrie0693
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for visiting the Temple. We are happy you enjoyed exploring the Temple and seeing the birds and flowers.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Appreciate it for what it is. Small, beautiful picturesque temple situated in front of mountains shrouded with fog. You can feed the birds, appreciate the koi, ring the temple bell which will bring blessings, and visit the buddha. Only about an hour or less necessary...More

Thank Stephanie C
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are so glad you enjoyed feeding the birds and seeing the Temple. Thank you for your kind words about the Temple.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of three (2 adults and a 10-year-old) really enjoyed our stop at this stunning replica of a Buddhist temple in Japan. The temple is at the back of a cemetery, and very peaceful even with tourists around. There were tons of cats of...More

Thank Tegan M
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for visiting the Temple.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came with my mom and brother they were while visiting, great place to take family. Nice and serene, little busy even on a weekday afternoon. Beautiful koi ponds as well; grab some koi food from the gift shop, the kids will really enjoy feeding them,...More

Thank Amy8913
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for visiting the Temple. We are glad you and your family enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the temple while on a sunset photo tour. We will be back to spend the afternoon next time we are in town. The grounds are so very beautiful. There are black geese and koi and lots of cats on the property.

Thank Frog4ever
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are so happy you had a peaceful visit and enjoyed the grounds. Thank you so much for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you during your next visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful peaceful temple. Quiet and serene. Nice break from the hectic pace of vacationing. Lovely koi and landscaping.

Thank Eargall53
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so happy you had a beautiful and peaceful visit. Thank you for visiting the Temple and for your very kind words.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've now visited Byodo-In Twice. The first time was offseason, and it was empty, meaning it was serene and allowed contemplation. The second time was not offseason, and it felt like a zoo. It remains five stars, but pick your time carefully: I'd recommend going...More

Thank Sean H
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for visiting the Temple. Generally, the best times to visit the Temple are 8am-10am and 3pm-5pm.

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Jeffery E
5 August 2017|
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Response from Edgardo S | Reviewed this property |
hi, I don't recollect a sign regarding pets but it is not a public place. It is privately owned and operated. This is a solemn, religious area, so I would presume no.
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LandReisende
25 April 2017|
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Response from Ayako I | Reviewed this property |
I think around 10:00 would be best time to go there. Visiting there from Waikiki area must need to use high way, such as H1. In my experience, until 9:00am has heavy traffic jam, so leaving around 9:30 to go to the place... More
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Kaela C
24 September 2016|
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Response from Sebastian825dlb | Reviewed this property |
No, I saw no such rules and I myself have many tattoos.
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