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Byodo-In Temple

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Reviewed yesterday

Did not know what to expect but it was an interesting little side stop. The guide in the temple was very knowledgeable and she told us of some stories about the island and the temple. Worth the trip to go see it

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your review! We are so happy that our tour guide was able to give you a great experience. Please come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed yesterday

This Japanese temple is in a memorial garden. We visited on a Sunday and there were lots of families sitting in beach chairs just hanging out with their deceased relatives, which was nice to see. The temple itself is $5 per teen and adult. It’s...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for visiting us at the Byodo-In Temple. We really appreciate your kind words and are happy we can be a spot for families to enjoy time with their loved ones.

Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful and serene. Well worth the visit. The gong was one of my favorite things. Be sure and ring it. There is an international cemetery on the way in that is very interesting.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded today

Lisa, thank you so much for visiting the Byodo-In Temple. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our serene temple and ringing the bell. Thank you again!

Reviewed 3 days ago

This temple is at the Valley of the Temples cemetery, a beautifully maintained final resting place for many. The Byodo-In Temple is a replica of a temple in Japan that was erected to honor those Japanese who had come to live in Hawaii. A small...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your lovely words about the Byodo-In Temple. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our beautiful temple!

Reviewed 4 days ago

The temple is about an hour drive from Waikiki. To reach the temple we have to drive through cemetery. Parking is free. After parking and paying a small admission fee($5), you walk over a bridge that shows off the beautiful and intricate designs of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Wow, thank you for leaving such positive feedback! We are truly happy you enjoyed your experience at the Byodo-In Temple and learned more about our beautiful location. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped by on a whim on our way to our next area. Charged us $5 each to enter, just for us to walk around for about 10 minutes before they closed. Some educational signs around, but more so enjoyed the landscape and architecture.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Matthew D
Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Matthew, we are happy you had the time to visit the Byodo-In Temple. Thank you for your kind words about our locations beauty.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Byodo-In Temple is a must-stop site on Windward O'ahu. Situated at the back of the Valley of the Temples, it's the perfect place to stop on a drive around the island. Be sure to research open times on the day you're visiting. The Temple...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for visiting the Byodo-In Temple! We are happy that you enjoyed ringing the bell, our birds, and our beautiful grounds. Thank you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Byodo-In Temple is at the base of the Ko’ Olan mountains. It is a smaller scale replica of the 950-year-old temple in Uji, Japan. It was was established on June 7, 1968, to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Art K
Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Art, thank you for visiting the Temple! We are so proud of the Temple and how special it is. As a non-practicing Buddhist temple. we welcome people of all faiths to worship, meditate or simply appreciate its beauty. We are happy to hear you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is truly beautiful there is a small fee 5 for adults and 2 for kids 2-12 everyone was very friendly and yes you can ring the temple bell lots of koi fish 2 bucks for a pack of food to feed them. a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really beautiful to see and represent well the Japanese temple. Not much to do and its quick to see everything. Recommend if you like to take beautiful pictures. Aloha Jo.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jen R, Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Byodo-In Temple. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the Temple’s beauty, we hope you will visit again soon!

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164pg
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
5 August 2017|
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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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