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Lawai International Center

3381 Wawae Rd, Kalaheo, Kauai, HI 96741-9529
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Beautiful temple!!!

We visited during their Annual Walk of Compassion - what a cool and inspirational event! My... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ann R
Westfield, New Jersey
A truly amazing, tranquil place to visit.

When visiting Kauai this is a must see. Beautiful setting in a location you would never know... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
Jack H
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3381 Wawae Rd, Kalaheo, Kauai, HI 96741-9529
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited during their Annual Walk of Compassion - what a cool and inspirational event! My children enjoyed lei making, mochi pounding, fish prints and other fun activities while I walked the lovely hillside path and visited the beautiful shrines that line it. We were...More

1  Thank Ann R
Reviewed 27 July 2017

When visiting Kauai this is a must see. Beautiful setting in a location you would never know existed.

1  Thank Jack H
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This place is magical...so far my favorite place...and there is no doubt that if I lived on this island I'd volunteer here. The vibe, connection and peaceful feeling was so very special that there were tears in my eyes. DO NOT miss if that dates...More

2  Thank bthe1ur
Reviewed 25 March 2017

The volunteers here love their retreat area on the side of a hill off the main highway. A new temple was built with the past 5 years, and after a short historical/quasi spiritual talk, you are permitted to hike up the hillside to look at...More

1  Thank pec95
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is a wonderful place to tour as it is quite lovely and has a terrific story of volunteers, serendipity, energy and history. The hillside of shrines, built by teenage immigrant workers from Japan in the early 20th century, makes for a meditative walk. The...More

2  Thank Mauri S
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I was really lucky to come across this in trip advisor before coming to Kauai. We missed the day that was open to the public but when we emailed them, they were able to send an amazing volunteer out to meet us and open up...More

1  Thank armassey
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Check to see when they're giving talks/tours. This is a sacred place steeped in centuries of history, from the Hawaiians to the Buddhists but it definitely is an ecumenical center.

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We attended the 16th Annual Pilgrimage of Compassion. The walking path winds through 88 shrines built by Koloa plantation workers long ago in a beautiful setting. This area is all about gratitude and commitment. Very peaceful.

Thank KauaiVp
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful and centering experience. Walking the 88 Shrines nestled up on the hillside here is a true meditative exercise, and what a wonderful setting for reflection. Orchids and bromeliads hang from the trees, every plant seemingly more well-tended than the next, the path...More

1  Thank theguts
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I was so lucky to stumble on a short mention of this center before our visit and we happened to be there on the second Saturday of the month. My husband and I greatly enjoyed our time here. They greeted us with tea and cookies....More

Thank Megan P
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Louise K
8 January 2017|
Response from artmoro | Reviewed this property |
Hi Louise, I sent an email to the Center before I left and received a confirmation. I received a private tour for three and would highly recommend a private tour if possible. Go on their website for further information... More