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Valley of the Temples

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47-200 Kahekili Hwy., Kaneohe, Oahu, HI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My grandparents' remains are in the temple, so I've been visiting here since I was a little girl. It has become so commercial, it's sad. Craft fairs, musical concerts, etc. Of course, when you're there to visiting ancestors in the "niche", you don't have to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank CHO1978
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been wanting to visit this temple every time I came to Hawaii and I finally got to this year. It was very nice but super small it took us about 5 minutes to see everything. I don’t recommend walking around and looking at other...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Emieh138
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is really cool. It has a temple that is a replica of a 950 year old temple in Kyoto, Japan. You enter through a cemetery that is a place welcoming all faiths or beliefs. Entering the temple grounds you pay a small fee....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 1trina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on our island tour, it was a beautiful location and so tranquil, lots of cats roaming around. Worth the stop

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BornToTravelBrit
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

This temple built in the 1960’s is a smaller version of the one in Kyoto, Japan that’s nearly a thousand years old. Worth a stop, very peaceful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 44dave56
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

The Temple is so beautiful and peaceful, worth the trip. Ring the Buddhist bell of prosperity and feed the koi fish while there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Siv_Utah
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

This is not a Buddhist Temple. It is non-functional. It is a replica of one in a cemetery. That said, it is definitely worth a 15 minute photo stop. It is a scaled down copy of an actual temple in Japan. It is tranquil and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Annette M
Reviewed 3 November 2018

The Byodo-In Temple was in a beautiful quiet setting. The gardens in the grounds and the koi ponds were also impressive. Such a peaceful quiet place to sit and enjoy time to relax in the restful gardens. A ring of the large chime is a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Robyn P
Reviewed 3 November 2018

A beautiful, peaceful and restful location for a memorial park with the Ko'olau Mountains as the backdrop... certainly a great place to rest eternal. The highlight of the park is the Byodo-In Temple... the Koi pond and temple are incredibly impressive. Wonderful photo opportunities. There...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank lwj
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

This place was beautiful from the moment you drive in. Very sacred place and i am happy i was able to bring my family here.

Date of experience: October 2018
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26 July 2018|
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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.