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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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TripAdvisor
  • Its in the valley of the temples and it sits in contemplation at the back of the valley. The nominal entry fee is worth it, ring the gong, light some incense for your ancestors, feed the enormous and ...  more »
  • This is place is calming, from the minute you walk over the bridge and catch site of the temple all your worries wash away. This temple is situated at the back of a cemetery near the Japanese beerial ...  more »
  • This is a beautiful temple. Though we are not Buddhist, this was a wonderful experience. The Lush Japanese gardens and huge Koi Ponds were fantastic to see and I think everyone should take time to rin...  more »
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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!!!!!
  • We have visited this temple many times now. Amazing experience each time! A place of solitude and quietness that we enjoyed each time!
  • Very pretty grounds. There are currently renovations underway. I also enjoyed the cats and swans on the grounds.