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Waimea Bay North Shore Hawaii

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Aloha Waimea Bay! Waimea Bay is a beautiful beach on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. A famous surfing beach due to the large shore breaks during the winter season. In the summertime, the waters are more calm. A perfect time for swimming and snorkeling. Waimea Bay is also well-known for the gigantic rock (pictured above with me) called Jump Rock. It is approximately 25 ft high. You can climb up to the top of the rock and jump off if you choose to do so. If you’ve been here, have you jumped off the rock? Share your experience with me. 🙂

Location:

North Shore, Oahu

Waimea Bay North Shore Map

Waimea Bay North Shore Map

Parking:

Free parking lot. Just watch out for chickens and roosters running around freely. They are so cute!

E komo mai! Welcome to Waimea Bay!

Learn about Waimea Bay.

Learn about Waimea Bay.

Some fun facts about Waimea Bay:

"A Special Place for Sea Life."

“A Special Place for Sea Life.”

Let the exploration begin! Waimea Bay. Hawaii.

Let the exploration begin!

Just looking at the sand. It looks reddish, don't ya think?

Just looking at the sand. It looks reddish, don’t ya think?

Views of Waimea Bay at a Glance:

Aloha Waimea Bay.

Aloha Waimea Bay.

Frontal beach, ocean view of Waimea Bay.

Frontal beach, ocean view of Waimea Bay.

Panoramic View of Waimea Bay.

Panoramic View of Waimea Bay.

Jump Rock!

Here's the infamous JUMP ROCK!

Here’s the infamous JUMP ROCK!

Warning: Jumping/Diving can cause serious bodily injury or death. For your safety, please stay off rock.

Warning: Jumping/Diving can cause serious bodily injury or death. For your safety, please stay off rock.

Yes, that’s what the warning sign says. If you simply look at the rock, it looks easy. If you’re there in person, it looks bigger and more dangerous. The waves were pretty strong when I was at Waimea Bay. I was almost pulled into the ocean just by dipping my feet into the ocean water! Luckily, nothing bad happened. I would only recommend experienced divers and good swimmers to participate in this activity.

The waves of Waimea Bay.

The waves of Waimea Bay.

*Watch the waves of Waimea Bay here*

Do you dare to jump off the rock? Waimea Bay.

Do you dare to jump off the rock?

*Watch the waves of Waimea Bay near the Jump Rock here*

A sudden change in weather at Waimea Bay.

A rainy and gloomy day at Waimea Bay. It's still beautiful by all means. :)

A rainy and gloomy day at Waimea Bay. It’s still beautiful by all means. 🙂

The other side of the Jump Rock.

The other side of the Jump Rock.

Panoramic View of the Jump Rock at Waimea Bay.

Panoramic View of the Jump Rock at Waimea Bay.

*Watch the waters on the other side of the Jump Rock here*

I was pretty fascinated by it. 🙂

Goodbye Waimea Bay…

It’s so green as ever.

Grass, everywhere...

Grass, everywhere…

A rooster roaming around the grass.

I see you. Waimea Bay. Hawaii.

I see you.

Hello and goodbye. Waimea Bay. Hawaii.

Hello and goodbye.

Have you been to Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Hawaii? How did you like it? Share your visit and experience!

Travel Tips:

  1. Free parking near the beach.
  2. Picnic tables, rest rooms (it smells though, lol), showers are available.
  3. Waves can get pretty strong, so be careful.
  4. Nice beach for a picnic if you’re not into swimming, surfing, or snorkeling.

North Shore Hawaii Adventures:

*Laniakea Beach Turtle Beach North Shore Hawaii*

*Explore North Shore Hawaii*

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.

Up Next:

Hiking Day at Manoa Falls in Hawaii

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