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Valley of the Temples

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Address: 47-200 Kahekili Hwy., Kaneohe, Oahu, HI
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Japanese Buddhist Temple and garden

It's in a cemetery but that shouldn't stop you from visiting the temple and gardens. Beautiful replica of a Japanese Buddhist temple with a 7 ton bell that you can ring and koi... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Clifford Y
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Santa Clara, California
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Santa Clara, California
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's in a cemetery but that shouldn't stop you from visiting the temple and gardens. Beautiful replica of a Japanese Buddhist temple with a 7 ton bell that you can ring and koi fish and birds you can feed. The birds will fly up to your out stretched hand and eat. The fish/bird food can be purchased at the gift... More 

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VOTManagement, Public Relations Manager at Valley of the Temples, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed feeding the fish and the birds. Thank you so much for visiting the Temple. More 

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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to take pictures and enjoy the scenery. Kind of far, definitely need a car to get here. I recommend getting mosquito repellent or you will be bitten like crazy and regret it later. The place was very calming and I would recommend taking pictures. Not very crowded and you get opportunities to feed the koi and swans. It... More 

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1 Thank Shalinerz_desu
VOTManagement, Public Relations Manager at Valley of the Temples, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed the scenery. Thank you for visiting the Temple. More 

Montreal, Canada
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53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went mostly for the landscape and the mountains and the palms... the Temple itself was very crouded. Amazing and quiet and serene place.

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Thank NicoSP14
VOTManagement, Public Relations Manager at Valley of the Temples, responded to this review

We are so happy you found your visit serene. Thank you for visiting the Temple. More 

West Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located at the foot of O’ahu’s central mountains, this a very scenic cemetery sectioned off into several different religions surrounding a beautiful Buddhist temple that is a replica of a famous Japanese landmark, including a copy of its 2-ton Buddha. If in the area, it is worth taking a short hour to drive though the different sections of the cemetery... More 

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VOTManagement, Public Relations Manager at Valley of the Temples, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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128 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This place was really cool, great for taking some amazing pictures. I almost passed it up and didn't go, so happy I included it on my road trip. Really put me in a different state of mind and super enchanting. Really neat ponds with an assortment of Japanese Koi and a variety of other lucky animals and birds. The Buddha... More 

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VOTManagement, Public Relations Manager at Valley of the Temples, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed the animals and the birds. Thank you for visiting the Temple. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Another nice getaway from busy Waikiki. Short drive away (maybe 40 mins), and the lush'ness and spirituality of the place is really appealing. Make sure you ring the bell. One thing they could definitely improve upon is to increase spaces for people to sit and meditate outdoors. The small gift shop is truly that: small. Not very well stocked. Washrooms... More 

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Thank Mel E
VOTManagement, Public Relations Manager at Valley of the Temples, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Temple. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Put away your cell phones (stop texting) and take in the sight. Remembering you are entering a memorial park prior to getting to Byodo-In Temple. The temple is a replica of an actual temple in Japan. It is an inspirational sight give yourself time to reflect. Look at this location as more then just another tourist trap, it's not. Enjoy

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VOTManagement, Public Relations Manager at Valley of the Temples, responded to this review

We are so happy you found your visit beautiful! Thank you for visiting the Temple. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We drove through several different graveyard styles for free for about 10 minutes before arriving at the top at Byodo-in temple. It cost $3 per adult. You walk in front of a large gong bell, around a koi pond with the largest koi fish I've ever seen (visitors can feed them as much food as they're willing to purchase), and... More 

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Thank you for visiting the Temple. More 

Spring Valley, California
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

It's a nice place to visit inside the temple there is a big bubbha. They also have a store and koi fish in the pond.

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VOTManagement, Public Relations Manager at Valley of the Temples, responded to this review

We are so happy you found your visit beautiful. Thank you for visiting the Temple. More 

Villa Park, Illinois
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33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We drove through most of the attraction but got out at Byodo. Very nice and relaxing place to visit with the mountains as the backdrop. Lots of small birds, black swans and koi to feed. Nice quick stop to enjoy time away from the crowds.

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VOTManagement, Public Relations Manager at Valley of the Temples, responded to this review

We are so glad you found your visit relaxing. Thank you for your kind words. More 

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