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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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The Aloha Stadium Swap Meet in Hawaii

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Just like every tourist in Hawaii, I had to go grab some souvenirs to bring home. I decided to stop by the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet. The ABC stores in Waikiki are ridiculously more expensive. So, hey, let’s go walk around and shop ’til we drop!!

What is the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet?

A place where you can shop for clothes, accessories, food, gifts, antiques, hand-crafted items, and souvenirs. Lots of stuff! It’s a gigantic flea market.

Where is it located?

In Honolulu, Hawaii. Address: 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96818

Admissions Fee:

$1.00 per person

Parking:

A parking lot is available. It comes along with the $1.00 fee that you paid for at the entrance. The Aloha Stadium Swap Meet Map is shown below. Also, a photo of the parking lot/stadium is provided below too (for extra reference). 🙂

Aloha Stadium Swap Meet Map

Aloha Stadium Swap Meet Map

 At the parking lot at the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet.

At the parking lot at the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet.

On my way there!

I’m right behind the real Hawaii Five-0! Does anyone watch the show?

Hawaii Five-0!!

Hawaii Five-0!!

Beautiful day in Hawaii. HOT!

A beautiful day in Hawaii. HOT!

At the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet in Hawaii!

Here are the admissions tickets. Admit one. 1 per person.

Admissions ticket. Aloha Swap Meet Stadium.

Admissions tickets.

Outside of the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet. Walking there.

Outside of the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet. Walking there.

The directory. YOU ARE HERE!! Aloha Stadium Swap Meet.

The directory. YOU ARE HERE!!

Weee! Possibly the hottest day in Hawaii for me so far!! 80+ and climbing!! My nose bridge burned just a little bit. Even sunblock couldn’t help. Make sure to protect your skin from the harsh UV rays!!! They are strong here!

Exploring in this very HOT weather! Aloha Swap Meet Stadium.

Exploring in this very HOT weather!

Back home!

What did I buy? A bunch of t-shirts, other clothes, beach towels, Hawaiin Kukui Nut Lei necklaces, food, and much more! I went on a shopping spree.

Hawaii has the cutest license plate in America. Agree?

My favorite t-shirt out of the bunch. So cute! Hawaii.

My favorite t-shirt out of the bunch. So cute!

I can buy banana chips anywhere, but it’ll be better if it was in Hawaii. haha! Get in my belly!

Banana Chips. My fave!

Banana Chips. My fave!

Kona Coffee. Not the real pure one. But still, better than nothing. I actually made a video on How to French Press Coffee with the Macadamia Mocha flavor. Watch it for fun. Enjoy! 😉

Macadamia Mocha and French Vanilla Coffee

Macadamia Mocha and French Vanilla Coffee

Fruit, always. They’re so good and healthy. Mmm!!

Apples

Applessss!

Have you been to The Aloha Stadium Swap Meet? How did you like it? I really liked it. It was fun. I just wished it wasn’t so hot out! My skin isn’t used to being in this type of weather after living in the Upper Midwest for so long!

Travel Tips:

  1. Hours: Sunday 6:30 am – 3:00 pm, Wednesday and Saturday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  2. The Aloha Stadium Swap Meet is less expensive than ABC shops in Waikiki.
  3. A lot of the shops are repetitive, but I didn’t really mind.
  4. Wear sunblock and sunglasses. It’s outdoors, and it’s burning hot.
  5. Bring water and a hat.
  6. Go early. As I said many times, it gets real hot quick!
  7. Admissions ticket is for both the a entrance fee and parking.
  8. No animals allowed.
  9. Lots of Asian snacks to choose from. I mean, a lot!
  10. A good place to buy souvenirs and just walk around. The place is big. Have fun!

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