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Laniakea Beach Turtle Beach North Shore Hawaii

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Laniakea Beach or Turtle Beach in Hawaii.

Laniakea Beach or Turtle Beach in Hawaii.

Good morning! Welcome to the North Shore in Hawaii! What drew me to this place were the gigantic green sea turtles! Sadly, I wasn’t lucky enough to spot a green sea turtle. ๐Ÿ™ Perhaps next time when I’m in Hawaii. Hopefully, very soon!

The green sea turtles are federally protected under the state law of Hawaii and the Endangered Species Act. Please do not harass the green sea turtles. They are beautiful creatures, by the way. I absolutely love marine animals. I’ve always been captivated by the beauty of marine animals.

If you’ve been to Laniakea Beach or Turtle Beach, have you spotted a green sea turtle? If you have, lucky you! ๐Ÿ™‚

Location:

Oahu’s North Shore (see map below)

Parking:

There’s a small parking lot across the beach area. Be careful when you cross the street. Lots of cars driving by. Parking is free.

Laniakea Beach, Turtle Beach North Shore Map

Laniakea Beach, Turtle Beach North Shore Map

Off to the North Shore in Hawaii!

Surprisingly…

It was quite a gloomy day in Hawaii.

It was quite a gloomy day in Hawaii.

At Laniakea Beach

Even though it’s a small beach, I still think it’s pretty and unique! What do you think?

Look at the rocks! Gorgeous!

Look at the rocks! Gorgeous!

Pretty, pretty. Hawaii.

Pretty, pretty. Hawaii.

Me making the best of times on this cloudy day in Hawaii. Still in love with Hawaii. :)

Me making the best of times on this cloudy day in Hawaii. Still in love with Hawaii. ๐Ÿ™‚

I found a coconut.

I spotted a coconut.

The beach views of Laniakea Beach, Turtle Beach

The ocean water is a rich, deep, dark blue.

The ocean water is a rich, deep, dark blue.

Very different compared to Kailua Beach!

Very different compared to Kailua Beach!

Check out Kailua Beach right here.

Another view of this lovely beach.

Another view of this lovely beach.

I wish had seen a green sea turtle. Just once in this lifetime it may happen. A girl can only dream…

Have you been to Laniakea Beach? How did you like it?

Travel Tips:

  1. Laniakea Beach is also known as Turtle Beach.
  2. Do not harm the green sea turtles or harass them.
  3. Parking is across the beach. It is very small and tight. But don’t worry, you’ll find a parking spot.

Up Next:

*Waimea Bay 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 theย 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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