Religious Sites in Honolulu

Religious Sites in Honolulu, HI

Religious Sites in Honolulu

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  • M&JR
    Fort Worth, TX893 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Catholic Church since 1854. We attended the Sunday 10:00 am Mass which the choir sang in Hawaiian in traditional Hawaiian clothing and garments. Very lovely indeed. The 10 am Mass was somewhat crowded with occupancy maybe 85-90%. St. Augustine By The Sea is a lovely church and excellent architectural stop to view or pray.
    Written 21 January 2024
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  • Sally M
    Woodstown, NJ27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    For a truly Hawaiian experience, even if you are not an Episcopalian, attend the Sunday 8 am hawaiian language service at this Cathedral. Very easy to access from Waikiki and near Iolani Palace and the Governor's Mansion if you are touring around Honolulu. We never miss it every time we go. The people are very friendly and hint hint sometimes the Royal Society is there to celebrate or commemorate a Royal's birthday! Fabulous piece of history
    Written 9 February 2020
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  • jarmwr40
    British Columbia, Canada3,125 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    we had visited the amazing foster botanical gardens and were wandering along the canal/river, which was very unappealing, brown and filled with garbage, disturbing to see such. the area along here was also rough with homelessness etc which is sad to see. we came upon this shrine and very happy to have done so. very busy, possibly an event....i just looked up the day we visited and it was dec. 6th! it was founded in 1906. closed in 1941 and "illegally acquired by the city and county. after lengthy legal action the shrine was returned in 1961" and moved to this spot. it is one of the few active shinto shrines in the U.S.. There is a replica of the hiroshima peace bell on view. and to commemorate the atomic bombing of hiroshima a peace service is held here annually...which is the day we were there! very cool to just learn that now. i was welcomed warmly by the priest as i wandered about. another spontaneous discovery while travelling. its the best!
    Written 23 January 2020
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  • Albert
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very quiet and peaceful place you can enjoy freely! There are so many Korean works of art in the main building in addition to the beautiful buildings.
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • Patti714
    Windsor, MA22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easy access, reasonabe cost. Definetely a cultural learning opportunity. Temple is beautiful. Out of respect no pics inside.
    Written 4 June 2019
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  • EWNL
    Raleigh, NC81 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is worth a visit, even for a brief moment to imagine the history of Kalihi back in the 1920s when this shrine’s location was first established. Notice in the neighborhood the mix of Filipinos, Hawaiians, Chinese and more recently Koreans, etc., in the area.
    Written 21 April 2016
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  • lli_030
    Utrecht, The Netherlands114 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The entrance is impressive, almost resort like. As soon as you step onto the grounds, you are approached by staff. Very friendly. They explain what this temple is to the Mormons, and they explain the rudimentary principles of their believe. This without trying to convert you. Just explaining, so you can understand.
    When we were there, most, if not all of the staff was young, international, en female. Is that a coincidence, we wondered.
    Written 21 September 2017
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  • rayrest
    Fenton, UK7,483 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stumbled across this whilst walking through the Hilton Hawaiian village and was a bit surprised to see a white Chapel on landscaped grounds.
    Written 28 June 2017
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  • CindyLou
    The Woodlands, TX139 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just next to Queen Emma's Summer Palace off the Pali. Worth a little stop to visit hidden history. The oldest Shinto Temple outside of Japan. It is peaceful and have to say-cute! Take the time to read all the how-tos out of respect. You take you shoes off to enter and ring the bell so you wake up the spirits. Stop and also read some of the prayers lining the prayer wall outside. Some have sad surprises. Put your 25cents in the machine and receive your 'blessing' made in Japan. Clean and well kept. Right next to a park with some amazing trees. Good place for a quiet moment.
    Written 6 February 2019
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  • SaddviAndalwala
    Jharkhand, India583 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This Buddhist pagoda houses the mortal remains of Ishizuchi, the monk who had spread Buddhism to Hawai Island. It was a wonderful and magnificent pagoda, at the very heart of Oahu.
    Written 2 October 2018
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  • geovaughnni
    Palm Springs, CA433 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Central Union Church (CUC) is a community of faith that recognizes you as a whole person - they treasure and embrace all. CUC has a very long history in Honolulu, but it is modern and forward thinking as it seeks new ways to discover, share and practice love for all as Jesus taught. The members we have met come from many places, many traditions, and have many stories. If you live in Hawai’i, or if your travels bring you here, give the people at CUC the opportunity to say, “E komo mai!” Because it has been our experience that no matter who you are, or where you are on your life’s journey, you are welcome.
    Written 9 July 2018
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  • SaddviAndalwala
    Jharkhand, India583 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Although this is basically a pagoda, it has been styled to look much like a Hindu Temple. The Lama's here were very cordial to me as a tourist and escorted me to the various rooms and halls of the temple.
    Written 2 October 2018
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  • Stephen H
    Pearl City, HI3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I am a teacher and I substitute taught music for more than a year here under the auspices of an agency. I wanted to comment that not only the TV Series "Lost" did some filming here, but also "Hawaii 5-0" used this as the private school home of McGarritt's daughter, so it is a well known landmark of the east side of the city of Honolulu. Its status as the premier all girls' school of the State of Hawaii is well deserved in my opinion because they hire the most qualified staff and teachers. Even the students' "work-study" program is well run in my humble opinion

    Regarding the school, when I was there, Betty White was still administrator, but now I have not been on the campus since she retired.

    I lied about when I went because A I assumed I have recently been there and I have not
    Written 24 November 2023
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  • 無名
    World8,170 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I wonder if that is the reason I didn't give this place an excellent rating. I was here the other day. Very nice, slightly ornate Vietnamese Buddhist temple located mountainside in Hawaii Kai. I had this slight feeling they're a bit of a cult. That notwithstanding, they have a few large Buddhas outside including one that is usually referred to as the Lady Buddha which so reminds me of Da Nang. I entered the temple and a monk handed me a small lit stick of incense. He said a prayer or banged a gong or something liked that and I said the nembutsu a few times; I so want to see the Pureland. I usually light four sticks of incense when I go to a temple - you know: Doris, Michael, Paula, and Stan. I wanted to throw some money in the till for them, but I only had twenties and wasn't giving-up one of those bad boys. My visit was only about a half hour - alone as usual during what has always been that odd week between Christmas and New Year's for me. I guess I'll come back here soon after I get some root canal on this excruciatingly painful tooth.
    Written 30 December 2021
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  • 無名
    World8,170 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    ...I'm writing this review. When I attempted to submit the first one, I guess it wasn't saved and got lost forever. The same thing has happened to me a few times before - stupid me. Maybe what I wrote wasn't meant to be shared. You know I can get somewhere between real and somewhat personal with my reviews. So I visited this temple a few days back. It's sort of next to a Mexican restaurant which is unimaginatively named Mexican Restaurant. I've been eating at that place for years and never knew this temple was here, or the very nice small public park right behind it for that matter which I plan on writing a review on as well. While I'm not sure if you care or not, I came here for a reason. I've been again battling an old demon that recently reared it's debilitating filthy ugly head again. You probably should know who/what I'm talking about. I thought I'd come here to see if I could get a little sanctuary in my heart and strength in my resolve to keep fighting the fight and eke out some sort of victory (maybe stalemate) against this powerful lifetime foe. However, I'm sure a complete victory is a pipe dream. And I don't think I found any kind of win or relief here as that same night.... Maybe I need to come back here. Actually, I will return as it was a very nice visit on it's own, and I'll never give up the struggle. Sadly, I wasn't able to go inside the temple building - covid you know - but they have some very nice looking monuments and an altar (butsudon?) outside to admire, pray at, or whatever it is you should or shouldn't do standing in front of them. And I also spoke with a monk which in my experience is always a good - maybe significant - thing. Perhaps, I should've asked him his advice about what to do with that revolting loathsome demon. The first thing I did do when I got here was light my usual four sticks of incense for Doris, Michael, Stanley, and Paula. I think I asked them for a little help with that thing I'm talking around even though I never see them anymore. While fairly sure that wouldn't help, it couldn't (could it?) make it worse, so why not. The monuments were pretty striking and quite interesting. One was a life-size Kukai (Kobo Daishi), the founder of the Shingon School of Buddhism, which this temple is a part of. Looks like he's walking somewhere with purpose, hopefully in my mind on his way to brawl with that miserable demon. I bet Kukai in his time (maybe still) fought Mara who was quite antagonistic to the forces of enlightenment, so he's experienced in these life and death matters. I asked for his help as well. Then there's another monument for three past local monks of the temple. I don't remember bothering them with anything. There's also one for the people (some were kids) who died when a Japanese high school training ship collided with a US Navy vessel - how sad. Reading more about the accident has given me pause to reflect on the issues I've been talking here in a roundabout way. Mine certainly seems less important than those of the families of those dead people. I sat down on some steps next and watched the monk bless/pray about a new car some folks just bought. All very interesting. And that's about all here too. Spent just over hour on the visit and then the same for the park. You know, I think I should've asked monk to do a similar prayer/blessing for me and my problems like he did for the car. Maybe next time. It's problem good form to bring an envelope with cash in it for one of God's envoys. Now I got to copy this review to the computer's clipboard before I submit. Won't get me two days in a row.
    Written 18 January 2022
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