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The Byodo-In Temple, Kaneohe

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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. Arrange to visit The Byodo-In Temple and other attractions in Kaneohe using our Kaneohe online travel planner .
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  • October 2, 2017
    This is another must do in Oahu. Be sure to take time to ring the bell. Lots of photo ops as you tour the grounds. Nice gift shop.  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    This place is so beautiful and peaceful it will make you a zen person for the time of the visit! Glad our guide brought us here!  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    I went in the car. Located near the corner of a public cemetery, Japanese military Cemetery (grave). Byodoin Temple was splendid. Bells and blaring sound exactly feel Japan. 巡らせました thoughts of the people involved have been touristy now that construction at that time.
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  • April 5, 2017
    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.
  • June 13, 2017
    Very calm, quite and beautiful place. Ring the bell, feed the birds and fish. Kids had a great time. Nice little gift shop.
  • April 21, 2017
    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!!!!!
  • June 30, 2017
    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.
  • July 4, 2017
    Absolutely beautiful. 10/5 stars. So nice I rated it twice.

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