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Byodo-In Temple

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved the temple. It was so tranquil and peaceful we could have stayed all day. It was the best stop we made in all of Oahu.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Wow, thank you for your kind words!  We are happy to hear your visit went beyond your expectations. Thank you again.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After a few days at the beach we needed something different. The temple was really cool to see and walk around with the family. This would be a good activity for kids as well with the fish pond on premise. There is an entrance fee...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you! It always makes us happy to hear the positive experience our guests have while visiting the Byodo-In Temple. We hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 2 days ago

It locates inside the cemetery. Entrance fee is reasonable. Temple look clam and peaceful. We had a relaxation time there.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your kind words about the Byodo-In Temple. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Did not know what to expect but it was an interesting little side stop. The guide in the temple was very knowledgeable and she told us of some stories about the island and the temple. Worth the trip to go see it

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review! We are so happy that our tour guide was able to give you a great experience. Please come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 4 days ago

This Japanese temple is in a memorial garden. We visited on a Sunday and there were lots of families sitting in beach chairs just hanging out with their deceased relatives, which was nice to see. The temple itself is $5 per teen and adult. It’s...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for visiting us at the Byodo-In Temple. We really appreciate your kind words and are happy we can be a spot for families to enjoy time with their loved ones.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful and serene. Well worth the visit. The gong was one of my favorite things. Be sure and ring it. There is an international cemetery on the way in that is very interesting.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Lisa, thank you so much for visiting the Byodo-In Temple. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our serene temple and ringing the bell. Thank you again!

Reviewed 6 days ago

This temple is at the Valley of the Temples cemetery, a beautifully maintained final resting place for many. The Byodo-In Temple is a replica of a temple in Japan that was erected to honor those Japanese who had come to live in Hawaii. A small...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your lovely words about the Byodo-In Temple. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our beautiful temple!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple is about an hour drive from Waikiki. To reach the temple we have to drive through cemetery. Parking is free. After parking and paying a small admission fee($5), you walk over a bridge that shows off the beautiful and intricate designs of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Wow, thank you for leaving such positive feedback! We are truly happy you enjoyed your experience at the Byodo-In Temple and learned more about our beautiful location. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by on a whim on our way to our next area. Charged us $5 each to enter, just for us to walk around for about 10 minutes before they closed. Some educational signs around, but more so enjoyed the landscape and architecture.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Matthew, we are happy you had the time to visit the Byodo-In Temple. Thank you for your kind words about our locations beauty.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Byodo-In Temple is a must-stop site on Windward O'ahu. Situated at the back of the Valley of the Temples, it's the perfect place to stop on a drive around the island. Be sure to research open times on the day you're visiting. The Temple...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting the Byodo-In Temple! We are happy that you enjoyed ringing the bell, our birds, and our beautiful grounds. Thank you again.

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164pg
17 March 2018|
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Response from Sasha R | Reviewed this property |
About an hour. It's a relaxing place.
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scottmel
1 February 2018|
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Response from Marcus L | Reviewed this property |
You could eat at the Ranch, but I'd say travel down the road a half mile from the temple and go to Mike's Huli Chicken. It's probably some of the best food on the eastern side of the island.
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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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