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Valley of the Temples

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Address: 47-200 Kahekili Hwy., Kaneohe, Oahu, HI
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08:00 - 16:30
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A restful vibe

This place was really cool, great for taking some amazing pictures. I almost passed it up and didn't go, so happy I included it on my road trip. Really put me in a different state... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Leo E
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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118 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was really cool, great for taking some amazing pictures. I almost passed it up and didn't go, so happy I included it on my road trip. Really put me in a different state of mind and super enchanting. Really neat ponds with an assortment of Japanese Koi and a variety of other lucky animals and birds. The Buddha... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another nice getaway from busy Waikiki. Short drive away (maybe 40 mins), and the lush'ness and spirituality of the place is really appealing. Make sure you ring the bell. One thing they could definitely improve upon is to increase spaces for people to sit and meditate outdoors. The small gift shop is truly that: small. Not very well stocked. Washrooms... More 

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Thank Mel E
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94 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Put away your cell phones (stop texting) and take in the sight. Remembering you are entering a memorial park prior to getting to Byodo-In Temple. The temple is a replica of an actual temple in Japan. It is an inspirational sight give yourself time to reflect. Look at this location as more then just another tourist trap, it's not. Enjoy

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Thank TraveledKat
VOTManagement, Public Relations Manager at Valley of the Temples, responded to this review

We are so happy you found your visit beautiful! Thank you for visiting the Temple. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove through several different graveyard styles for free for about 10 minutes before arriving at the top at Byodo-in temple. It cost $3 per adult. You walk in front of a large gong bell, around a koi pond with the largest koi fish I've ever seen (visitors can feed them as much food as they're willing to purchase), and... More 

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VOTManagement, Public Relations Manager at Valley of the Temples, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Temple. More 

Spring Valley, California
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a nice place to visit inside the temple there is a big bubbha. They also have a store and koi fish in the pond.

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VOTManagement, Public Relations Manager at Valley of the Temples, responded to this review

We are so happy you found your visit beautiful. Thank you for visiting the Temple. More 

Villa Park, Illinois
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33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove through most of the attraction but got out at Byodo. Very nice and relaxing place to visit with the mountains as the backdrop. Lots of small birds, black swans and koi to feed. Nice quick stop to enjoy time away from the crowds.

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VOTManagement, Public Relations Manager at Valley of the Temples, responded to this review

We are so glad you found your visit relaxing. Thank you for your kind words. More 

Rockville, Maryland
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142 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There always seems to be mist over the mountains when I have visited, which gives the temple a mysterious aura. A quiet place nestled in the mountains, there is a nominal fee now. Pictures are allowed. This is a recreation of a famous Buddhist temple in Japan.

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Odessa, Ukraine
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1,056 reviews
197 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,508 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No, this isn't a real old temple, but a nice reconstruction at a beautiful setting. Driving through the soft hill and the cemetery itself is already very beautiful, visiting the temple even more.

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Thank HONkiev
VOTManagement, Public Relations Manager at Valley of the Temples, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit. Thank you so much for your kind words. More 

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37 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Very interesting and quiet place, full of peace nd spirit. Little bit meretricious, but why not:) Its replica of old medieval japaneese tempel in the middle of nice park in japeneese style. Fee is 2 -3 dolars, its worth of it.

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Thank Jan P. Š
VOTManagement, Public Relations Manager at Valley of the Temples, responded to this review

We are so happy you found your visit peaceful and quiet. Thank you for your kind words. More 

Kochi (Cochin), India
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Had a great day out at the Valley of Temples and the Buddha shrine. A very scenic place with appropriate consideration for the tombs and burial places. The shrine a well maintained place with peaceful ambience. The fishes in the water and the birds kept the kids busy.

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VOTManagement, Public Relations Manager at Valley of the Temples, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit to the Temple. Thank you so much for your kind words. More 

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