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Valley of the Temples, Kaneohe

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#13 of 34 in Historic Sites in Oahu
Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
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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.
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  • This temple is absolutely amazing. Take your time and speak to the attendants. They’re the best part of your visit. The grounds and Architectrual details are stunning. 
    This temple is absolutely amazing. Take your time and speak to the attendants. They’re the best part of your visit. The grounds and Architectrual details are stunning.  more »
  • A nice place to visit but not a whole lot to see here. Very picturesque but I would not plan on more than a half hour to an hour to visit here. 
    A nice place to visit but not a whole lot to see here. Very picturesque but I would not plan on more than a half hour to an hour to visit here.  more »
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  • Beautiful Cemetery and Temple. You should book a bus tour beforehand. My tour guide was very informative and I had enough time to see everything. Very peaceful memorial site.
  • Must visit! This is such a great experience. When you drive into this place you get a sense of how important family and love mean to the Hawaiian people. I've never seen families come together at the loved ones' gravesite to have a picnic and fellowship. As you drive further into the Memorial Park you see every a representation of every faith. It is so beautiful to see them all in one place. It's not common in the mainland (states)

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