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Honolulu and Oahu Sights

Byodo-In Temple

  • 47-200 Kahekili Hwy. Map It
  • Kaneohe
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 01/13/2014

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Tucked away in the back of the Valley of the Temples cemetery is a replica of the 11th-century Temple at Uji in Japan. A 2-ton carved wooden statue of the Buddha presides inside the main temple building. Next to the temple building are a meditation pavilion and gardens set dramatically against the sheer, green cliffs of the Ko'olau Mountains. You can ring the 5-foot, 3-ton brass bell for good luck and feed some of the hundreds of carp, ducks, and swans that inhabit the

garden's 2-acre pond. Or, you can enjoy the peaceful surroundings and just relax.

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47-200 Kahekili Hwy., Kaneohe, Hawaii, 96744, United States

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  • $3
  • Daily 9–5

Updated 01/13/2014


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Mar 8, 2006

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It was misty on our visit there which lent a wonderful otherworldly feel. If there is a tour bus be patient until it leaves so that you can really get the feel of the building. The description neglects to mention that this is located in a cemetary. Best sign - plots available with ocean view! Local jeweler was making and selling items that made a lovely reminder of our Hawaii visit.

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