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Byodo-In Temple, Kaneohe

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A replica of a 950-year-old Buddhist temple, Byodo-In Temple welcomes visitors from all faiths. The temple serves as a place for worship and meditation. Discover a 3 m (9 ft) statue of Lotus Buddha inside, painted in gold and coated with gold leaf. Visit the Japanese gardens with peacocks, black swans, turtles, and frogs. Pay attention to the three-ton brass bell near the entrance, which is said to purify the mind and bring positive things to those who ring it. On the temple's grounds, you'll discover a reflecting pond, meditation niches, and small waterfalls. If you go inside, remember it is customary to remove your shoes. Arrange to visit Byodo-In Temple and other attractions in Kaneohe using our Kaneohe online travel planner .
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  • This is a must see on the windward side of Oahu. It is an absolutely gorgeous site and exquisite architectural details. The grounds and location are amazing!!! i have been there multiple times and eac...  more »
  • This Byodo-In Temple is a half-size-scale replica of the original one in Kyoto. You have to drive through the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park in order to get there. There is plenty of parking spac...  more »
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  • It was an absolutely beautiful place to visit. Very peaceful and everyone there, no matter where they came from, observed silence or very quiet talking. The only problem is that it cost $5 per person just to go and view the single temple. Price seemed a but steep but otherwise a great place to visit
  • Majestic temple in a serene setting at the foot of the Ko'olau. One of my favorite places to reflect and respect. You enter the main gate just off of Kamehameha highway and wind through a peaceful cemetery to get to the admission gate. You cross a small footbridge and see the breathtaking temple and grounds. The beautiful sound of the gong every few minutes just adds to the serenity of this sacred place. Pay your respects to Buddha, remove your shoes and light a prayer candle. There is so much to be grateful for. This is one of my favorite places on Windward Oahu.

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