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Valley of the Temples

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Address: 47-200 Kahekili Hwy., Kaneohe, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: +1 808-239-8811
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Peaceful and quiet place

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jan P. Š
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36 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Meridian, Mississippi
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped by to get some last minute sight seeing in. The parking lot was filling up, despite the rainy weather so it seems like a popular destination. It is quiet and serene and the grounds are stunning. Admission is $3 per adult cash only. There are several interesting monuments on the property, aside form the temple, but the majority... 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 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a cemetery. No one told us that before we went. Had we known,we probably would not have gone. We would have missed a worthy experience. We drove to the Budist Temple and walked through the grounds. The buildings, the grounds and ponds are beautiful. Kids were hand feeding birds and Koi in the pond. Quiet and serene it... More 

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

We are so happy you enjoyed the scenery. Thank you so much for visiting the Temple. More 

San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only the one large temple is visually exciting, but the valley is an actual religious site. The offerings on graves are inspiring. The large Temple Bell can be rung (Only once or bad luck!) The view is beautiful depending on time of day and clouds - both seaward and towards the mountains. Some tourist buses arrive and then it is... More 

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

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

Edmonton
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a quiet and contemplative cemetery, inexplicably right across the street from a McDonalds. Anyways, it is a well maintained and manicured area, large, many temples and things to see, and strangely a thousand feral cats wandering around. Anyways, it was good for a quiet getaway

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Thank you for visiting the Temple. More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This was so, SO beautiful. It is easily worth many times the price of admission ($3 for adults!). Maybe it's because I'm not a big beach person, but I found Valley of the Temples to be THE most beautiful spot on the island. Worth a visit. Also, enjoy the soothing sound of the gong, which you can ring yourself!

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Thank you so much for your kind words about the Temple! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit and ringing the gong! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

It's a really incredible place. I've never seen so many different religions and cultures come together on a graveyard. The Boydo-In Temple is stunning ans worth a trip

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

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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful site to check out. One hour was more than enough to see everything here without rushing. We were able to park our rental in the small parking lot with no mishaps. Free parking and admission was $3.00 per person. Cash only (small bills only). Perfect place to see on the way back to waikiki from chinaman's hat.

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We are happy you found your visit beautiful. Thank you for your kind words. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The Valley of the Temples is a stunning valley created to respect and honor to those we have lost. There are different areas throughout the valley for each temple, all different denominations. Of course, most everyone has come to see the gorgeous Byodo, an amazingly beautiful temple surrounded by koi ponds and lovely grounds. There were a few tour buses,... More 

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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. Thank you for your kind words. More 

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