Byodo-In Temple, Kailua/Kaneohe, Hawaii

47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kailua/Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744

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Address: 47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kailua/Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744

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Phone: 808-239-8811
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am - 5 pm More Info
Price: Adults: $3; Seniors: $2; Children: $1 More Info

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Submitted by: Stephanie B.

I have been here twice and absolutely love it. It is a place that gives you a dealing of complete peace. There is a small fee for ages 3 and up. ($1 for kids, $3 for adults and $2 for seniors)  It varies per age. The view as you cross th...

Submitted by: Marcy L.

In-cred-i-ble.  When planning my trip to Oahu, I knew that I wanted to visit cultural sites and, having had recently looked into Buddhist history and culture, I was really interested in meditating at temple while on the island.  The available online pictures don't do the Temple justice; this place feels like stepping into a dream.   Tuning onto "Valley of the Temples" Road, there are temples and memorials of several different denominations.  The road winds far out back, past the Japanese cemetery, and then enters a parking parking area for the temple.  You must cross a short bridge to get to the temple, and this panoramic view (with the mountains in the background) was breath-taking.  The temple is a scale r...

Submitted by: Christina N.

Definitely worth the visit! My children and the adults loved it! We went with a big group of people. Afterwards, go across the street for some food in a small strip mall (with McDonalds as your only means f...

Submitted by: Belinda C.

Absolutely beautiful! The grounds are lush and colorful (peacocks, swans, koi pond), and the towering Ko'olau Mountains rise behind the temple. Traditionally, you ring the bell first before you enter the temple to rid yourself of evil spirits and bring happiness and blessings into your li...

Submitted by: Kathleeeen G.

Very pretty place to snap pictures at, especially because the temple has the mountains in the background. The place has a pond with a lot of fat koi, swans, and a turtle. My friend and I never saw the peacock though. You won't really need an insect repellent, unless you're gonna head out to where the bamboos are. That's where we got hit. They allow you to ring the gong, or go inside the temple. Please be aware, just like walking inside an asian home, you'd have to remove your shoes as respect. They have some neat stuff in the souvenir shop, but a bit pricey for someone like me. Admission is $3 for adults. I forget how much it is for kids though. Tip: go early to avoid the crowd, so you can get pictures witho...

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