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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%
  • Terrible1%
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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 4 days ago

Not sure why TA removed my previous 5 bubble review but they did. Regardless - this is well worth the stop. The architecture is gorgeous and it is very serene and relaxing. You drive through the cemetery to get here - and there are interesting...More

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Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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

Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent around 30 minutes here as part of a circle island tour and I'm glad we did. It's a beautiful, peaceful area with ponds filled with koi, a large bell to ring to purify your mind and bring you a happy and long life...More

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

Thank you so much for your kind words about the Temple. We appreciate your patience during our renovations as they will better the Temple for many years to come. Thank you so much for visiting the Temple.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a stunningly beautiful spot in the world! This really is a must see especially for 3 bucks. It had some construction going on and there's not a whole lot, but the feeling is calm and incredibly peaceful. Ring the bell, light incense and...More

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

We are so happy you found your visit calming and peaceful. We appreciate your patience during our renovations. Thank you for your kind words.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Its in the valley of the temples and it sits in contemplation at the back of the valley. The nominal entry fee is worth it, ring the gong, light some incense for your ancestors, feed the enormous and incredible numbers of Koi and wander quietly...More

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Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for visiting the Temple. We are happy you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is place is calming, from the minute you walk over the bridge and catch site of the temple all your worries wash away. This temple is situated at the back of a cemetery near the Japanese beerial ground. You can ring the gratitude bell,...More

Thank KarenJames828
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so happy you found your visit peaceful and relaxing. Thank you so much for visiting the Temple.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful temple. Though we are not Buddhist, this was a wonderful experience. The Lush Japanese gardens and huge Koi Ponds were fantastic to see and I think everyone should take time to ring the peace bell. There is a very large Buddha...More

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

We are so happy you had a wonderful experience. Thank you so much for your kind words.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the temple on a rainy Sunday afternoon. It's a rather quick trip unless you sit to take in the beauty of your surroundings. We sat for a while waiting for the rain to slow. Watch out for the animals. Cats, peacocks, koi, toads,...More

Thank AmyTravels720
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at Byodo-In Temple, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad you had a peaceful visit. Thank you for visiting the Temple.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my 3rd time here, having visited in 1971 and 1990 previously. One of my all time favorite places to visit, this time my 18 and 20 year old sons were introduced to the quiet, peaceful feeling of the place despite the large number...More

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

We are so happy you enjoyed your third visit to the Temple. Thank you so much for your kind words and we hope you will visit us again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We weren't sure what to expect when we decided to visit, but we very much enjoyed it. A small fee to enter and it was a nice relaxing walk around the grounds. We loved the surroundings and the serenity of the temple and gardens, as...More

Thank Joe B
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 so much for your kind words and for visiting the Temple.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had expected to spend a while here, wandering the beautiful grounds and seeing the temple. The grounds here are beautiful and so is the temple, but it's not big enough to spend more than a half hour or so. There are a couple of...More

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LandReisende
Is there a better time of day to go and avoid large(r) crowds?
25 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
Does this Temple have rules regarding visitors with tattoos? I know that some traditional Japanese temples do not allow guests with tattoos and would hate to be turned away from visiting.
24 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
How far is the temple from the bus stop on the main highway, is it safe to walk on your own.What is the terrain like, is it a steep climb back to main highway.
20 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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