Located on the Windward side of Oahu, the cemetery is nestled in a cleft of the pali and home to wild peacocks and hundreds of Japanese koi carp swim in our waters. The property is surrounded by a natural amphitheater of mountains which overlook the ocean. The views from Inspiration Chapel are spectacular.
The cemetery's gardens honor many faiths including Christianity and Buddhism. A replica of Japan's 950-year-old Byodo-In stands in the Temple of Equality. The original, made of wood, stands in Uji, on the outskirts of Kyoto; the Hawaiian version, made of concrete, was erected in 1968 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. Put Valley of the Temples at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kaneohe online itinerary planner .
Valley of the Temples Reviews
Lovely place to visit, peaceful, serene and a nice way to get out of crowded Honolulu or off the beach for a period of time. Loved the gong, the Buddha, and the beautiful black swans. Only spent... more »
we called in for a visit and had a walk through thoroughly enjoyed the fine detail ad great look at the culture especially all those years ago, very quiet tranquil place a must see and do while in.... more »
Beautiful place filled with superb scenery and what a great background of magnificent mountains ! The Byodo-In temple is really gorgeous and maintained very well too. Typical Japanese architecture and intricate design decorations. The botanical garden is also spectacular and a must visit. There is a beautiful Korean temple too. We also loved the whole atmosphere. Very quiet and peaceful. Lush green valley and mountains in background filled with dense greenery everywhere. Lovely location. Thanks so much!!
Seriously one of the most beautiful places on earth! I’m so glad we stopped here! It was kind of a last minute stop as we were figuring out things to do before heading to the airport. We loved it!
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