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The Byodo-In Temple, Kaneohe

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Religious Site Landmark
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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  • This is a must see. We stopped here in our way to Kualoa Ranch. It cost $5.00 each to enter. It was so beautiful and calming. My children loved feeding the fish, Black Swan and birds. Be sure to visit...  more »
  • We stopped off here on a day trip around the north of the island. An extremely serene area which has a very calming effect. There is a lake absolutely filled to the brim with Coy fish and for those wi...  more »
  • Will be that for the first time I saw a Japanese temple, but I was enchanted by the beauty of this sacred place and the surreal atmosphere that reigns. Stop not to be missed!
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  • This is an easy going and calm place to visit. There is a big bell to ring, scenic views, and animals to feed ($2) for the kids. My daughter had a lot of fun and I thought it was a calm place to be. You have to drive through a seminary to get there and that sets the quiet tone. Still very much worth a walk. I think it was a few dollars to get it and I thought it was a wonderful spot.
  • Very calm, quite and beautiful place. Ring the bell, feed the birds and fish. Kids had a great time. Nice little gift shop.
  • Absolutely Amazing! Ever since I came to the Temple over 2 years ago my life has changed, I am more connected to my inner spirit. I love everything about the Temple an the quick drive to get there from the main gate is calming an you get this positive energy (at least I do) . I like how we are able to feed the koi fish for free (military) or civilians for $2 . I would recommend the Temple to everyone who were to visit Honolulu, it's so beautiful, peaceful, and calming . Love love love!!!!!
  • It was a nice temple to visit for a bit but it was rather small and very busy so it wasn't very relaxing. It is a beautiful place to take photos of though and was worth the visit.
  • Absolutely beautiful. 10/5 stars. So nice I rated it twice.

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