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Byodo-In Temple: Tours & Tickets

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47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-4562
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This site is well worth a visit when traveling to the North Shore, Oahu. The temple is magnificent, backed by mountains and surrounded by a pond with lots of giant koi fish. The grounds are lush, clean and well kept. Views are awesome. Parking is...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank charlieo122
Reviewed 2 days ago

Much smaller than I expected. But lovely nonetheless. I thought we would actually enter into a temple. This was more of an open walls temple, with just a Buddha statute under a roof, and an impressive bell and long swinging pole to strike the bell...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank MLol3324
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the energy ... magical cemetery in actual but worth to visit same ... the gentleman in the temple is a figure to be remembered ;)

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Joa P
Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Joa, thank you for your kind words. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to the temple, please come back again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

As soon as I got out of the car I felt a sense of calmness. This is a place that just oozes reverence for the deceased. You can ring a gong before you go into the temple, or feed the fish, or relax on a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mary N
Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Mary, thank you for your positive review. We appreciate your visit to the temple and all your kind words. Please come back to visit again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful Japanese temple in the valley. You could see koi fish and appreciate the beauty of the structure. There's a gift shop on site as well as a small booth to buy snacks. Worth a stop and wouldn't take more than an...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ellie1258
Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Ellie, thank you for your kind review. We appreciate your visit to the temple and we hope to see you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The temple and grounds are beautiful and serene. You drive through a cemetery to get to the temple. Entrance is $5/pp. While it was very nice, I don’t think it’s worth the time. The grounds are small and there’s not much to see or do....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank B_C_C_2390
Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, thank you very much for your review, your input is greatly appreciated. The grounds are small but there are a lot of things to see and do. We have guided tours and have local vendors as well as koi/bird food. We're sorry to hear...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is easy to find. We used GPS. You go through a cemetery first, then at the end of the curvy road you will see the temple. Food/drinks: They have a 1 small food stand with healthy juices. Gluten free available: No. No seating/tables...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kim H
Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Kim, thank you for you detailed review. It may have been crowded when you visited but normally there are plenty of areas to sit and relax. Hopefully you still got to enjoy the temple, thank you for your visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This stop off the highway is a simple stop if you are looking to relax and spend time in a beautiful garden setting. There is a large bell which you can ring when entering the area as a way of releasing all the stress and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AStriefler
Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, thank you for your kind words and detailed review. We're happy you enjoyed your visit to the temple. the $5 admission fee helps us maintain the temple.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jack Lord's Steve-o introduced me to this amazing spot as a kid, and I now visit whenever I'm on O'ahu. It's part of a cemetery complex, with many faiths represented. The grounds are a peaceful spot to stroll and decompress. Lots of koi, some chickens,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kittygal
Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha, thank you for your kind words! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to the temple once more, please come back soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife was looking forward to visiting this place. It did not disappoint. It was what we anticipated, quite serene and utterly beautiful. We spent about 1 hour or so here, more than enough time. The grounds themselves are just that...grounds.. nothing fancy, but just...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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edithld
26 August 2019|
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Response from Craig H | Reviewed this property |
There is an entrance fee to get up to the temple, but not for the cemetery grounds. I took photos everywhere without photograph permission.
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Go801487
18 March 2019|
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Response from BornToTravelBrit | Reviewed this property |
No, there are many cats wandering around freely.
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Response from 263sashar | Reviewed this property |
About an hour. It's a relaxing place.
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