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The Byodo-In Temple, Kaneohe

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
A replica of a 950-year-old Buddhist temple, The Byodo-In Temple welcomes visitors from all faiths. The temple serves as a place for worship and meditation. Discover a 3 m (9 ft) statue of Lotus Buddha inside, painted in gold and coated with gold leaf. Visit the Japanese gardens with peacocks, black swans, turtles, and frogs. Pay attention to the three-ton brass bell near the entrance, which is said to purify the mind and bring positive things to those who ring it. On the temple's grounds, you'll discover a reflecting pond, meditation niches, and small waterfalls. If you go inside, remember it is customary to remove your shoes. Work out when and for how long to visit The Byodo-In Temple and other Kaneohe attractions using our handy Kaneohe itinerary planner.
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  • 走進平等院,松木群排立,心情變得很平靜,很美。 可以在園區到處逛逛,鳳凰閣也值得一去。 如果你喜歡安靜,到處走走和看看華麗墊堂的話,平等院一定要來。 
  • Wow, what a setting. It's a must see. On arrival there seemed to be adiquate parking, that was free. Admission for myself and my party all being seniors was $2 each Take a relaxing walk around the mea...  read more »
  • This small temple is situated in a cemetery Park. Admission $3. Here you can enjoy the rest slightly, because it is frequented by tourists, not so. Little lake with many Koi. Big Buddha. Large Bell. It was then already.
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  • By far my most favorite spot on the island. So beautiful and only a few bucks for the entrance fee. They also give a packet of koi food to military members who show their ID (great for the kids). Insider tip, bring some dried cat food. The complex this temple is on (valley of temples) has about 100 cats who just wonder around. I've bought a giant bag of cat food before we went the last two times. My daughter loves feeding them.
  • What a beautiful, tranquil oasis. We visited the majestic temple with its mountain backdrop recently. It was a wonderful way to experience the serenity associated with Buddhism, even though the temple is non-denominational. The huge bell which we tried to ring, the gorgeous lake, complete with unruffled black swans and the giant Buddha made for an unforgettable and beautiful memory. Thank-you so much for allowing us to share in your glorious oasis. We will be sure to tell anyone visiting Oahu to make the journey to you!
  • I have been there twice and both times it was breath taking. I love all the landscape, the architecture, and all the koi fish! This place is so serene and beautiful. Also, they filmed some scenes from lost here which was really cool!
  • Beautiful gem of a landmark, hidden deep inside the local cemetery. Great for families, especially with kids. Kids love to ring the giant temple bell and have a blast feeding the large schools of giant koi fish in the pond surrounding the temple. It's a real shrine, so respect the temple rules to keep quiet and take off shoes before entering shrine. Okay to take all the photos you desire. Limited parking lot outside temple grounds, so be patient.
  • I first visited the Byodo-In Temple in the early 90's, and have returned numerous times since. This was in my mind the most beautiful serene setting/place I had ever visited. My screen saver and a photo of the temple are at my desk. Last month on June 24, 2016, I was looking forward to my latest visit to this beautiful place. I found it in horrible state of disrepair. It is no longer that beautiful spot. Crumbling concrete, weeds growing from the tile roof. crumbling paint. I was heartbroken to see it in this state of dis-repair. I wish I had not made the effort to see it and could retain my minds eye vision of this stunningly beautiful temple. The grounds I must add are still beautiful.
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