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Byodo-In Temple

47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-4562
+1 808-239-8811
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-4562
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+1 808-239-8811
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I'd seen photos of this temple, and decided to visit on my recent trip. It's a beautiful Japanese temple that was built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Japanese immigration to the Hawaii. It's a recreation of an actual temple in Japan (the city I...More

Thank Nomar88
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Byodo-In Temple is such a beautiful place, and with the backdrop of mist atop the majestic green mountains directly behind it on this cool drizzly day I truly felt I was on the set of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. It is so serene and...More

Thank Mumi-Goez
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for visiting the Temple. We are so happy you enjoyed the scenery and animals. Thank you for your kind words.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Reasonably priced entry, lots of spots for photo ops and very interesting to architecture and religion buffs. The koi pond is very impressive and you can purchase fish food at the gift shop. Parking lot was fairly busy but not packed.

Thank Vanessa B
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for visiting the Temple. We are happy you enjoyed the architecture and koi pond.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our son is a photographer. One of his friends suggested we go to the temple take some photographs we decided our last day on the island to give it a try and I am so pleased we did. Gorgeous, the pictures really could not do...More

Thank Jacqueline J
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Temple. Thank you for visiting the Temple.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Byodo-in Temple, built in the 60’s as a scale replica of a temple in Uji Japa is located at the foot of the Koʻolau Mountains in Oʻahu's Kaneohe Region. The entire setting is picturesque with the fog covered mountains, stunning temple and beautifully landscaped...More

Thank Raven4041
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting the Temple! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your kind words.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Byodo-In Temple is very beautiful and peaceful place. Perfect for meditation and stunning photography opportunities. I definitely think is a must see for travelers visiting Oahu.

Thank Tania G
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are so happy you found your visit to be beautiful and peaceful. Thank you for your kind words and for visiting the Temple.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The temple is quite small but beautiful. They offer tours but we just missed one. It’s very peaceful and you can light a candle inside for inner peace. There’s hundreds of koi and small doves around, and you can buy food in the gift shop...More

Thank Maeve O
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so happy you enjoyed feeding the animals. Thank you so much for your kind words and for visiting the Temple.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking can get hectic but have patience because this is a spot some might want to stay 30min or less or possible 1 hour. We took our time, rang the bell and enjoyed the views then we got rained on so we checked out the...More

Thank Carrie0693
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for visiting the Temple. We are happy you enjoyed exploring the Temple and seeing the birds and flowers.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Appreciate it for what it is. Small, beautiful picturesque temple situated in front of mountains shrouded with fog. You can feed the birds, appreciate the koi, ring the temple bell which will bring blessings, and visit the buddha. Only about an hour or less necessary...More

Thank Stephanie C
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad you enjoyed feeding the birds and seeing the Temple. Thank you for your kind words about the Temple.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of three (2 adults and a 10-year-old) really enjoyed our stop at this stunning replica of a Buddhist temple in Japan. The temple is at the back of a cemetery, and very peaceful even with tourists around. There were tons of cats of...More

Thank Tegan M
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for visiting the Temple.

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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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LandReisende
25 April 2017|
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Response from Ayako I | Reviewed this property |
I think around 10:00 would be best time to go there. Visiting there from Waikiki area must need to use high way, such as H1. In my experience, until 9:00am has heavy traffic jam, so leaving around 9:30 to go to the place... More
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Kaela C
24 September 2016|
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Response from Sebastian825dlb | Reviewed this property |
No, I saw no such rules and I myself have many tattoos.
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