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Byodo-In Temple

47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-4562
+1 808-239-8811
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-4562
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+1 808-239-8811
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Different religions represented here, the Kyoto Temple, is most visited. Peaceful place even with the travelers. Buddha is beautiful and incense is available. Don't forget to take off shoes. Large bell that one can ring. Beautiful black swans and koi, turtles and frogs abundant. Saw...More

Thank jadehr
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are so glad you found your visit to be peaceful and beautiful. Thank you for visiting the Temple.

Reviewed 3 days ago

Amidst all the tourist traps that Oahu holds, this place is a hidden gem! It's an oasis of tranquility in the middle of a busy island. Cost to enter is only $3 per adult and $1 per child. You cross a little bridge and are...More

Thank fun2travel68
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 3 days ago

I understand this is a functioning temple, so perhaps I was mistaken my expectations. We spent only an hour there, and that includes walking (reverently) through the temple and taking a minute to (reverently) sit and reflect. I was expecting more information about the temple's...More

Thank AlishaMG
Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple and grounds are worth a quick visit. Not all visitors are respectful of the space, unfortunately, but still a nice place to get a sense of Japanese Buddhism.

Thank Wild_Goose77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was such a relaxing and peaceful experience. Besides admiring the beautiful temple, you can walk the bridges and garden and look at the black swans and koi fish or go and see the Buddha inside. It's a great sight, really worth visiting!

Thank Vladimir1998
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so happy you had a peaceful visit. Thank you so much for your kind words and for visiting the Temple.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Would you believe our teens loved this place? It is truly beautiful with the gardens, birds, fish and turtles. And with no disrespect meant, struck me kind of like Disneyland for the dead. A beautiful place

Thank ccrowe3
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are happy you enjoyed your visit with your family. Thank you for visiting the Temple.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple is kind of hidden away in the Valley of the Temples. I've been several times and every time I come seeing it with the backdrop of the misty Ko'olau mountains makes me feel like I've been transported somewhere else. In addition to the...More

Thank Analise83
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for continuing to visit the Temple. We are so glad you enjoy the scenery and grounds.

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful temple! Scenery is beyond my imaginary. Nice Koi ponds and bridges. Temple is very be beautiful. A must visit attraction!

Thank Tony H
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so happy you enjoyed the scenery. Thank you so much for your kind words and for visiting the Temple.

Reviewed 1 week ago

An easy drive from Waikiki. The temple and grounds are beautiful! Take your time to enjoy everything.

Thank lynnetravels2017
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your kind words.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tranquil and serene temple is a scaled down version of the Japanese original. Love the Koi fish and Peacocks. This is truly a Top Ten thing to do and a hidden gem amidst all of the tourist traps of O'ahu.

Thank Edgardo S
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your kind words and for visiting the Temple.

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LandReisende
24 April 2017|
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Response from Ayako I | Reviewed this property |
I think around 10:00 would be best time to go there. Visiting there from Waikiki area must need to use high way, such as H1. In my experience, until 9:00am has heavy traffic jam, so leaving around 9:30 to go to the place... More
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kaelalala
23 September 2016|
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Response from Sebastian825dlb | Reviewed this property |
No, I saw no such rules and I myself have many tattoos.
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vivienne p
19 August 2015|
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Response from Russel R | Reviewed this property |
Go to the Byodo-In Temple website (search Byodo-In) and click on "Map and Directions" on left side of thier home page. They have specific directions on which bus to take. We drove and once turning off highway there is a... More
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