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  • Visited: 2008-05-01
  • Submitted: 2013-01-14 17:36:52.0
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Kailua/Kaneohe, Hawaii

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Great place to swim with the dolphins

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Book the dolphin experience early during your stay in Hawaii, we have missed out before when waiting too long and then it was sold out. Great time to drive around the outside of the entire island or leave the park and head to Kahala or the North Shore. Lovely place to take photos in the late afternoon.

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Byodo-In Temple

47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kailua/Kaneohe, Hawaii

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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...

Byodo-In Temple

47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kailua/Kaneohe, Hawaii

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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...

Byodo-In Temple

47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kailua/Kaneohe, Hawaii

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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...

Byodo-In Temple

47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kailua/Kaneohe, Hawaii

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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...

Byodo-In Temple

47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kailua/Kaneohe, Hawaii

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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...

Byodo-In Temple

47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kailua/Kaneohe, Hawaii

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This is a beautiful and serene place. Words can't fully describe it. Great to take your young children to and to show them there are alternatives to the standard reli...

Byodo-In Temple

47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kailua/Kaneohe, Hawaii

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This is a great place to take the kids for a day of fun!  Just a few bucks gets you an hour or so of fun.  Loved coming here as a kid.  Now it's my turn to show my kids.    Just walking around the place makes you feel at ease.  Beautiful lush Koolau's(the windward mountain range), serene temples, and gardens.  The highlight is and always are the fish.  I...

Byodo-In Temple

47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kailua/Kaneohe, Hawaii

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Such a beautiful temple! It was a beautiful morning when my family & I visited this place. You walk across this small pretty bridge and the gardens are so lush and green. There are also plenty of ponds with hundreds of koi fishes. It was amazing. The temple itself is gorgeous and there is a large bell that you can pull an...

Byodo-In Temple

47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kailua/Kaneohe, Hawaii

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I brought my kids here last weekend after looking at townhouses in Kaneohe. It's $3 per adult and $1 per child to get onto the temple grounds. If I recall correctly, when I was a kid, it didn't cost anything to get in here, but I guess a lot more people are rich in this new millennium, so we ponied up the money between us and went in. It is a pleasant, fairly serene place. I got a little spoiled in my youth, though, as we traveled to Kyoto a couple times, and walked around real temples and shrines, with very elaborate gardens. But this place is not bad for Kaneohe. My favorite Zen Buddhist, Thich Nhat Hanh, writes about "inviting the bell to sound" before and after meditation. However, that is not usually wh...

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