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The Byodo-In Temple in Hawaii

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The Byodo-In Temple in Hawaii.

The Byodo-In Temple in Hawaii.

I’m going to take everyone on a tour at the Byodo-In Temple in Hawaii!

What is the Byodo-In Temple?

The Byodo-In Temple is a Buddhist temple. It is non-denominational. This temple is dedicated to the first Japanese people who immigrated to Hawaii. It is a replica of a Buddhist temple in Japan, but a smaller version of it. FYI, this temple is not a practicing Buddhist temple, and everyone of all faiths are welcomed to the temple! Also, please be quiet and respectful when you’re in this area. It is still a religious place.

Location:

It is located in Kaneohe, Hawaii. Address: 47-200 Kahekili Highway Kaneohe, HI 96744

The Byodo-In Temple Map

The Byodo-In Temple Map

Parking:

Parking is available. You’ll see it as soon as you drive in. Entrance fee is $5.00 per person (general admission).

Let’s go!

This is what you’ll see when you drive there…and arrive…

On my way to the Byodo-In Temple.

On my way to the Byodo-In Temple.

It's very scenic. Byodo In. Hawaii.

It’s very scenic.

Mountains everywhere! Byodo In. Hawaii.

Mountains everywhere!

Crossing the bridge to the Byodo-In Temple

The entrance, the bridge. Rainbowwww. Byodo-In Temple.

The entrance, the bridge. Rainbowwww.

At the Byodo-In Temple

Upon arrival. The Byodo-In Temple.

Upon arrival. The Byodo-In Temple.

More about The Amida Buddha. Byodo-In Temple.

More about The Amida Buddha.

The Sacred Bell. Go ahead, ring the bell! Byodo-In Temple.

The Sacred Bell. Go ahead, ring the bell!

Learn about The Sacred Bell. Byodo-In Temple.

Learn about The Sacred Bell.

Time to meditate! Byodo-In Temple.

Time to meditate!

The Meditation Pavilion. Byodo-In Temple.

The Meditation Pavilion.

KOI FISH!

You can read facts about koi fish here.

There is a gift shop where you can purchase food for koi fish.

Please do not feed bread to the koi fish. Byodo-In Temple.

Please do not feed bread to the koi fish.

Koi fish swimming together. Byodo-In Temple.

Koi fish swimming together.

More koi fish. Byodo-In Temple.

More koi fish.

The smell was unbearable. lol.

TONS of koi fish. Byodo-In Temple.

TONS of koi fish.

I highly recommend wearing mosquito repellent, or you’ll be eaten alive!

A small little pond. Byodo-In Temple.

A small little pond.

Hi, it's just me. :) Byodo-In Temple.

Hi, it’s just me. 🙂

Into the temple we go! Take off your shoes!

Take off your shoes when you’re in the temple. You can put them back on when you’re outside.

Walking...

Walking…

Another view of the Byodo-In Temple.

Another view of the Byodo-In Temple.

It looks so perfect! Byodo-In Temple.

It looks so perfect!

Pots of flowers. Byodo-In Temple.

Pots of flowers.

Me with bamboo trees. Oops, I looked away. Byodo-In Temple.

Me with bamboo trees. Oops, I looked away.

The last views of the Byodo-In Temple!

I love it. Byodo-In Temple.

I love it.

A place of peace and beauty. Byodo-In Temple.

A place of peace and beauty.

Goodbye Byodo-In Temple. You are truly a blessing to the world.

*waves* I will miss you. Byodo-In Temple.

*waves* I will miss you.

Travel Tips:

  1. Hours: Daily, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  2. Gift shop: Daily, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  3. Last entrance: 4:45 pm
  4. Cash Only.
  5. General Admission: $5.00 (ages 13-64)
  6. Seniors: $4.00 (ages 65+)
  7. Children: $2.00 (ages 2-12)
  8. 10+ people: General Admission is $4.00, Children is $2.00
  9. Be quiet, respectful, and considerate.
  10. Removal of shoes before entering temple.
  11. Lots of mosquitoes. Wear mosquito repellent!! Wear clothes that cover your body! I was bitten so many times! Ouch!
  12. The Byodo-In Temple has been featured in many TV Shows, such as Hawaii Five-0, Lost, and Pearl Harbor.
  13. The temple is also used for meetings and weddings.
  14. Restrooms available.

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