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Valley of the Temples

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47-200 Kahekili Hwy., Kaneohe, Oahu, HI
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful area but next time I will not pay admission. I didn't feel like we really got anything for our admission price. We paid to walk around the grounds which were nice, but... If you have never been it is very pretty...More

Thank MagicalTravelEars
Reviewed 4 days ago

We passed this area several times and on our last day we visited the Buddhist temple, in the rain. The Buddha was breathtaking, and ringing the bell set a peaceful tone for the visit. The Koi and the black swans really added to the ambience.

Thank nontravelerUtah
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We happen to stumble across this while driving the Island in our rental car! What a great place to see the Temple and the cemetery along the drive!

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VOTManagement, Manager at Valley of the Temples, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sandra, thank you for visiting us at Valley of the Temple. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

This was a beautiful place to drive to and to visit. So interesting. The temple is really well kept and unique. We fed the koi fish and the birds ate right out of our hands as well as the black swans. The whole area is...More

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VOTManagement, Manager at Valley of the Temples, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words about the Temple, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit.  Thank you again for visiting!

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

I loved this place and could have stayed a lot longer. Surrounded by garden and a huge Koi pond, it gave a sense of absolute calm and tranquility. I was delighted to hear the black swans were a gift from Australia.

1  Thank Tigerbel65
VOTManagement, Manager at Valley of the Temples, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you for visiting the Temple! We appreciate your very kind words and are happy to hear you enjoyed the swans during your visit, we hope to see you again!

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

The Valley of the Temples Memorial Park is a working cemetery found on the windward side of Oahu. There are several small temples dedicated to certain faiths. By far the most famous one and the main reason most people visit is the Byodo-In temple that...More

1  Thank GoVols79
VOTManagement, Manager at Valley of the Temples, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Thank you for visiting the Temple! We appreciate your very kind words and are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 13 August 2018

We went here and had a nice peaceful day. The kids (21 and 19) enjoyed it as well. Beautiflul place and the location is perfect. Take your time and walk around , can be some mosqitos so prepair before you get there..

Thank Masjo71
VOTManagement, Manager at Valley of the Temples, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you for visiting the Temple! We appreciate your very kind words and are happy to hear your whole family enjoyed their visit.

Reviewed 10 August 2018

The admission for the Temple was a bargain compared to many of the other activities on the island. We went on a very rainy day so we could not explore the grounds but the temple and the grounds are quite beautiful. The temple itself is...More

Thank JMcKnapp
VOTManagement, Manager at Valley of the Temples, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you so much for visiting us at Valley of the Temples. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit despite the rain!

Reviewed 3 August 2018

The area this is in is gorgeous. Loved the grounds, the mountains around it. It was foggy the day we went which gave it a really cool look. The building itself is a recreation (copy), which i didn't realize and it took away from it...More

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VOTManagement, Manager at Valley of the Temples, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thank you so much for this very kind review! We are so happy that you and your kids enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

The Byodo-In Temple is nestled below the Ko’olau Mountains. You must drive through a cemetery before ever setting eyes on the temple and the ride through the headstones is quiet and peaceful. At the end of the windy road my eyes quickly spotted what I...More

1  Thank Irene G
VOTManagement, Manager at Valley of the Temples, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Irene, thank you so much for this very kind review! We are so happy that you enjoy your visit and the beauty of our location. We hope to see you again soon.

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Response from Shalinerz d | Reviewed this property |
You can ride the motorcycle there. There will be a parking lot and you can park it there and then walk to the temple.
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