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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

You’ll spend about 30 minutes here, unless you want to take the space to sit and meditate or read or just enjoy getting away from the husslecand bustle of daily life. It’s well worth the trip and $5.00/adult entry fee. Plenty of parking.

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

Thank you for your kind words about the Byodo-In Temple, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the good fortune of visiting the Byodo-in temple and gardens on a post-cruise tour of Oahu and it's north shore. Be sure to ring the sacred bell before entering the temple.

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

Thank you for your kind words about the Byodo-In Temple. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and ringing the bell.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nestled on the windward side is a large cemetery that includes a memorial temple that is a replica of the Byodo-In in Japan. Peaceful place with koi and black swans in the reflecting pool, a huge bell to call the spirits and a large statue...More

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

Thank you so much for visiting the Byodo-In Temple. We are happy that you enjoyed the Temple, black swans, and our beautiful grounds. Thank you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Want a break from Waikiki and the beaches? Then head to Byodo-in Temple for a little peace break. The Temple is located in the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park--a large, park-like cemetery of multiple denominations. Mist-covered mountains and well-maintained grounds provide a picture postcard...More

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

Thank you for recommending the Byodo-In Temple. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Byodo-in Temple when we were ona personalised tour the The Real Hawaii. The temple is in a spectacular location with misty could hanging low over moutains as a backdrop. The temple is stunning, well worth a visit!

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

Kristy, thank you for your very kind words. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

+ Beautiful temple + Nice pool, fish and swans, cats + Nice landscape, very well maintained around the temple

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

Thank you so much for visiting the Byodo-In Temple. We are happy that you enjoyed the Temple, animals, and our relaxing grounds. Thank you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids loved it. Quiet retreat to find out more about Japanese architecture and history. You can fee the big Koi fish and sound the Gong.

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

Thank you for visiting the Byodo-In Temple. We are happy to hear you and your family enjoyed the Koi fish and ringing the bell. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Temple twice in two separate tours. Enjoyed both visits. The Temple is calming and the gardens beautiful. Recommend visiting.

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

Thank you for your kind recommendation of the Byodo-In Temple! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your calming visit and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is a recreation of one in Japan, and the setting is perfect to reflect the serene and beautiful nature of the temple. It's set at the back of the main multi-denominational cemetery of the area, up against the base of the mountain. The...More

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

Thank you for your kind words about the Byodo-In Temple. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the black swans, feeding the Koi fish, and so much more! We hope you will visit again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and peaceful place. It has the largest koi I have ever seen. A nice half a day trip for you and the family.

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

Wow, thank you for these beautiful photos of the Koi fish! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Byodo-In Temple, 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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