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Valley of the Temples

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Address: 47-200 Kahekili Hwy., Kaneohe, Oahu, HI
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Valley of the Temples

An authentic Japanese Temple in a beautiful garden setting. The temple itself is very impressive and there is a beautiful pond stocked with colorful fish and black swans. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bruce H
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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173 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An authentic Japanese Temple in a beautiful garden setting. The temple itself is very impressive and there is a beautiful pond stocked with colorful fish and black swans. The large trees are gorgeous, with everything set off by a mountain backdrop. Very picturesque.

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

We are so happy you enjoyed the Temple. Thank you so much for your kind words. More 

Minnesota
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am part of a family of 10 that travels to Hawai'i from time to time. Our more recent visits, we try to find a local location we haven't been to that seems interesting. This is one that will be at the top of my list for repeat visits. Very peaceful and quite interesting, especially if you've not been there... More 

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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 peaceful and interesting. Thank you for visiting the Temple. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must see on your trip. Ring the bell, light some incense, feed the fish and the birds. The birds will eat the food from your hand. Cost was $3.

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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 quiet and beautiful. Thank you for your kind words. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The temple is beautiful and serene. The koi pond, chickens, and black swans as well as the feral cats will keep the kids interested. This is a cemetery. The bell is very neat. But this is a quick visit if you are near by.

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

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

Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Budist Temple at the Valley of he Temples. The gardens are very well kept and very attractive. The fish in he ponds are huge to say the least. The grounds are well kept and he temple is must to see. Ringing the bell at the front is a brilliant photo oportunity. The turtles there are like little... More 

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We are so happy you enjoyed the gardens and the ponds. Thank you so much for visiting the Temple. More 

Marin Conty
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We skipped the rest of the temples, but really enjoyed visiting the (reproduction of the ancient) Japanese temple. Even kids will enjoy it because of the huge amounts of koi. We went there on a Sunday, so it was very crowded.

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The Temple is usually less crowded Tuesday through Thursday. Thank you for visiting the Temple. More 

Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

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

Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 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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We are so happy you found your visit serene. Thank you for visiting the Temple. More 

West Lafayette, Indiana
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268 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

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

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