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Byodo-In Temple

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47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-4562
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a beautiful place to visit. The entire memorial garden is stunning, and sacred. It has the gravitas of shared respect and worship. The black swans and koi fish are beautiful. I loved the serene landscape and the serenity of the temple.

Thank John C
Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

John, thank you for your very kind words about the Temple.  We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, especially the memorial garden where all faiths are welcome to meditate and worship. Thank you for again for visiting!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Serenely locate against the mountain and behind the cemetery, you will find this temple. $5 admission fees and parking is free. Be sure to ring the bell to calm your mind before entering the temple. There is a small boutique selling miscellaneous statues.

Thank hathanhh2018
Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and visiting the Temple.  We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and ringing the bell.  We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 5 days ago

If you travel to Oahu you've got to stop by and visit this serene place and experience the water, gardens, fish, and temple.

Thank Karen G
Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Karen, thank you so much for your kind recommendation!

Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a pretty cool stop. You can walk through the temple grounds and around the lake, ring the bell, check out the temple shop, spot the koi and black swans swimming around, and take in the view of the temple and the mountains. If...More

Thank Legopod
Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Wow, thank you so much for sharing these beautiful photos of the Temple! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, especially the great scenery.  We hope you’ll visit again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

There's much to like about this attraction. It's a well-built reproduction of a well-known temple in Japan and is beautifully situated. It's also a nice idea that the original Japanese settlers to the islands should be commemorated and in many ways a lovely token of...More

Thank AllanJGJ
Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos and for visiting us at the Byodo-In Temple! We’re happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to our non-practicing Temple; we do welcome people of all faiths to worship, meditate or simply appreciate its beauty! Thank you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful place to wander and reflect. The surroundings are peaceful and the backdrop is beautiful, well worth a visit

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

Thank you so much for your kind recommendation.  We are happy to hear you enjoyed the serenity during your visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve driven past the cemetery numerous times and never knew the Temples were there. I read about them and decided to visit. I’m extremely glad we stopped. You can do the visit in 60 minutes. Take the time and go for a serene slow-down to...More

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

Thank you for stopping to visit the Byodo-In Temple. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the serenity on your visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here, particularly the local artist who was showing off his jewelry creations. It is in a beautiful spot and so it was nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. But at the end of the day it’s...More

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Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Nick, thank you for visiting us at the Byodo-In Temple. We are so happy that you enjoy your visit and we hope to see you again soon for a full tour!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You wil enjoy seeing the giant Koi fish and the huge Buddha statue plus the grounds are clean and reverent. They do charge admission but it is cheap. We most enjoyed the well maintained grounds and gift shop. If you drive near this is worth...More

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Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting us at the Byodo-In Temple! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the Koi fish and Buddha statue in our Temple, we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful temple that our family enjoyed visiting very much. It is in a beautiful setting and one that you will want to take pictures of as well. Gorgeous!!

Thank Gwen W
Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Gwen, wow, thank you so much for these beautiful photos of the Temple! We are so happy you enjoyed your beautiful visit.  Thank you again!

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p g
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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