I read about the temple in a guidebook, and its tranquil setting appealed to me. Although this spot is actually across the street from a movie theater, once you drive through the cemetery and see the misty Ko'oalu mountain range looming behind the temple, you will feel like you've been transported to Japan.
There is not a lot to do/see here. For me, it was more a quick stop to enjoy some serenity and a replica of Asian architecture. At $3 p/p admission fee, it's also probably the cheapest attraction in Oahu. You can see the large Buddha status inside the temple (being sure to remove your shoes before entering!), admire the largest koi I have ever seen, and ring the enormous bell which is supposed to bring you good luck. The botanical gardens are also nearby.
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