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Byodo-In Temple, Kaneohe

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A replica of a 950-year-old Buddhist temple, Byodo-In Temple welcomes visitors from all faiths. The temple serves as a place for worship and meditation. Discover a 3 m (9 ft) statue of Lotus Buddha inside, painted in gold and coated with gold leaf. Visit the Japanese gardens with peacocks, black swans, turtles, and frogs. Pay attention to the three-ton brass bell near the entrance, which is said to purify the mind and bring positive things to those who ring it. On the temple's grounds, you'll discover a reflecting pond, meditation niches, and small waterfalls. If you go inside, remember it is customary to remove your shoes. Arrange to visit Byodo-In Temple and other attractions in Kaneohe using our Kaneohe online travel planner.
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  • You will love the atmosphere that this temple has and the feeling you get while walking around the temple grounds and the fish ponds surrounding it are gorgeous and full of japanese Ko'i fish. You... 
    You will love the atmosphere that this temple has and the feeling you get while walking around the temple grounds and the fish ponds surrounding it are gorgeous and full of japanese Ko'i fish. You...  more »
  • It's so pretty here. We spent a wonderful morning wandering the grounds at the temple. Parking is a bit tight if it starts to get crowded. We got lucky and left just before the crowds were coming. 
    It's so pretty here. We spent a wonderful morning wandering the grounds at the temple. Parking is a bit tight if it starts to get crowded. We got lucky and left just before the crowds were coming.  more »
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  • While I only rated it 4 stars, I find it a great attraction to experience. I've been several times. Sometimes the lady working is a little grumpy, but when she's in a good mood she is so great. A wealth of knowledge. Personal opinion they need more direct signage in some spots to prevent line cutters and such. Don't forget to visit the pond after and admire the beautiful black swan. The shop closes earlier before the temple does. You can get bird and fish feed there. Overall it's a beautiful place.
  • This is beautiful, peaceful place, good parking, market across to have some food, there is $5 ticket per person. The gong sounds are calming. Fish ponds are filled with beautiful fishes. There is a cat family, very friendly and nice to pet. Small shop and clean bathrooms. Beautiful place to take pics and walk around if you are in the area.

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