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47-200 Kahekili Hwy., Kaneohe, Oahu, HI
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Reviewed yesterday 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.

Thank Tigerbel65
Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank GoVols79
VOTManagement, Manager at Valley of the Temples, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 6 days ago

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 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 5 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Yetizod
VOTManagement, Manager at Valley of the Temples, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The admission prices are a bit steep as they are for all tourist activities on the island. The building is beautiful and the highlight is getting to ring the very very large bell with a wood log.

1  Thank BevoBurn96
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful setting! The temple, the gardens, and swans and the koi. The signage is so helpful when you know so little about the Buddha or the bell. The care to replicate the original temple was extraordinary. Senior pricing was welcome. If you are...More

1  Thank johnnyandcate
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went with two small children had an absolutely fantastic time seeing the Japanese temple and the kids loved feeding the Koi fish and ringing the bell. A must do if you want a relaxing morning where the kids are entertained.

Thank ScottieSt
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Much of this valley is actually a functioning cemetery. So be aware of that as you visit. There is a feeling of quiet reverence throughout the valley and it helps to respect that. We drove through the valley and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. I want...More

3  Thank MickeysBestPal
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KrisCi
26 July 2018|
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Response from ScottieSt | Reviewed this property |
Correct $5 per adult and $2 per child
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Dawn D
4 March 2017|
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Response from Shalinerz_desu | 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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