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47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-4562
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had seen the Byodo-In Temple featured on a travel show and knew I wanted to visit it when we were on Oahu. The temple is a half size scale replica of a nearly 1000 year old temple in Japan. While being a replica would...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This temple, set against the backdrop of the exquisite Koolau mountains (are they mountains?), is beautiful, to be sure. But it's not just the temple that is worth visiting. The grounds themselves provide such serenity and beauty that one can sit for some time and...More

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Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your very kind words about the Temple.  We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit and ringing the Peace Bell. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 6 days ago

I had not researched this location, but we stopped here as part of an Island tour. Very glad we did, especially after doing some research following the visit. It is peaceful and worth going just to see the Koi! Ringing the "Peace Bell", (The really...More

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Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind words and visiting the Temple! We are so proud of the Temple and how special it is, we are thankful that you had the opportunity to learn more about the history of the Temple and our grounds. We hope you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome place to visit, quiet, tranquil, with a backdrop of the Koolau's. This temple has been used in many movies and tv shows. Remember to take your shoes off inside.

Thank Tracy C
Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Tracy, thank you so much for this very kind review! We are so happy that you enjoy your visit to the Byodo-In Temple

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is serenely beautiful. Everything is immaculately manicured. A nice way to end our long day of touring to be in this temple.

Thank Grace K
Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Grace, we are so happy that you had a serene visit and enjoyed your time at the Temple. Thank you so much for visiting the Temple.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only takes 20 mins, including your parking and walking through the temple. Very pretty... can't imagine what the original is like in bigger scale. Their ponds also have large coy and beautiful swans.

Thank Round Rock Foodie
Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for this very kind review! We are so happy that you enjoy your visit to the Byodo-In Temple.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful place. It could be very comforting and calming but there is just a little too much of tourist trap element to the gift shop and the owner’s information during the tour. If you can get past those elements this temple is very beautiful.

Thank Charles K
Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Charles, thank you for visiting us at the Byodo-In Temple. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the Temple’s beauty.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a break from hustle of Waikiki and visit this place ,Sucha a gorgeous beauty ! First drive through a mountain cemetery road with beautiful mountains at backdrop and then stop at this entrance ,Parking was free ,I didn’t believe entry person actually asked us...More

Thank Anasuyatrip
Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so happy you enjoyed the Byodo-In Temple and the stunning views. Thank you for your very kind words and for visiting the Temple.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here while on an island tour. Admittedly, I rather dreaded it, as I’m not a Buddhist. I was very pleasantly surprised at what an incredibly peaceful and beautiful place this was. I found myself wishing we could stay longer. The grounds are beautiful,...More

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Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words about the Byodo-In Temple. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really never even made it to this attraction. The security guard at the entrance so rude and offensive, my day was shot. I stopped only to ask for directions but got nothing but attitude and condescension.

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17 March 2018|
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Response from Sasha R | Reviewed this property |
About an hour. It's a relaxing place.
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scottmel
1 February 2018|
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Response from Marcus L | Reviewed this property |
You could eat at the Ranch, but I'd say travel down the road a half mile from the temple and go to Mike's Huli Chicken. It's probably some of the best food on the eastern side of the island.
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Jeffery E
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Response from Edgardo S | Reviewed this property |
hi, I don't recollect a sign regarding pets but it is not a public place. It is privately owned and operated. This is a solemn, religious area, so I would presume no.
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