Established at the turn of the 20th century by Japanese contract workers, this Buddhist mission is one of Lahaina's most popular sites thanks to its idyllic setting and spectacular views across the channel. Although the buildings are not open to the public, you can stroll the grounds and enjoy glimpses of a 90-foot-high pagoda, as well as a great 3.5-ton copper and bronze statue of the Amida Buddha (erected in 1968). If you're in the vicinity at 8 any evening, you may
be able to hear the temple bell toll 11 times; the first three peals signifying Buddhist creeds, and the following representing the Eight-Fold Pathway to Righteousness.
12 Ala Moana St., near Lahaina Cannery Mall, Lahaina, Hawaii, 96761, United States