Byodo-In Temple

Temple and Monument / Landmark
Kahaluu, Kāne‘ohe
  • E's Closet
    "quiet time to absorb the beauty and tranquility"(2 Tips)
    Matt J.
    "$1 to feed the fish and birds"(2 Tips)
    Linette H.
    "I could go here in a nice quiet day and just relax."(10 Tips)
    Mark S.
    "Arrive early in the morning to avoid crowds and bring bug spray."(2 Tips)
47 Tips and reviews
  • quiet
  • beauty and tranquility
  • fish and birds
  • architecture
  • hidden gem
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  • Sha S.
    Sha SkeeNovember 13, 2014
    Nice enchanted walk, buy fish food at their gift shop and be prepared to be followed! Kids (2&3 yr old) enjoyed this so much. Remove shoes before heading inside the temple and light an incense.
  • Preferred Traveler
    Preferred TravelerDecember 30, 2013
    Hidden in the Valley of the Temples, this is a replica from Japan. This is a great place to just hang out and relax, maybe eat your packed lunch before heading back out to the beaches.
  • Mariko K.
    Mariko KisadaJanuary 5, 2014
    Well worth the $3. Even if you've been before, the light here always changes the character of the grounds and a repeat visit is never a waste of time.
  • [Princess]
    [Princess]October 19, 2013
    This temple is a replica of a 900-year-old Buddhist place of worship at Uji in Kyoto prefecture of Japan.
  • Mark S.
    Mark SherwinOctober 1, 2016
    Arrive early in the morning to avoid crowds and bring bug spray. Above all else please be respectful and teach that to your children as well
  • Brian
    BrianMay 1, 2017
    $3 to get in. Nice, peaceful little area to check out, but won't take more than 30 minutes to see everything.
  • E's Closet
    E's ClosetApril 17, 2012
    One of the most beautiful places we've ever visited! Take some quiet time to absorb the beauty and tranquility around you....and don't forget to ring the bell. :-)
  • Linette H.
    Linette HollandsworthDecember 28, 2014
    Such a serene spot. I could go here in a nice quiet day and just relax. A lot of tourist today but it was still peaceful.
  • JNET
    JNETOctober 20, 2014
    Serene place to visit. Ring the bell, feed the birds and appreciate the beauty :)
  • Deborah E.
    Deborah EllisJanuary 24, 2015
    Beautiful amazing architecture... Great place to clear your head. Calming, beautiful grounds and loved the gift shop.
  • Pauwilo o.
    Admission $3 adults, $2 seniors, $1 12y and under. There are koi, peacocks, and black swans on property.
  • Al M.
    Al MDecember 7, 2010
    I agree with the others on the $1 bag of bird/fish food. Feeding the doves out of your hand is a lot of fun! The bag of food is generous and will last a while
  • Tomiana D.
    Tomiana DeBellisMarch 9, 2016
    Beautiful, serene location! Make sure you ring the bell and clear your mind before you enter.
  • Brandon R.
    Brandon RobertsJuly 12, 2017
    Beautiful temple. Very worth stopping, it was only $3.
  • Peter I.
    Peter InouyeMay 13, 2011
    The temple is located behind the cemetaries, in the Valley of the Temples. There may be some mosquitoes here.
  • Jason O.
    Jason OzaetaMay 1, 2016
    It's located inside a cemetery, but it's really cool to see
  • Caitlyn M.
    Caitlyn MacKayMarch 14, 2013
    Amazing!!! Such a beautiful place. Must see!
  • Anna R.
    Anna ROctober 9, 2015
    Beautifully peaceful. Take off shoes when entering the temple.
  • Electric B.
    Electric BambooSeptember 6, 2011
    A hidden gem, but a beautiful place to visit and to reflect.
  • Aamna A.
    Aamna AnwerFebruary 16, 2017
    This was an awesome experience, even in the rain. Beautiful and serene.
  • Matt J.
    Matt JohnsonDecember 15, 2010
    I agree with everyone else, spend $1 to feed the fish and birds, it's a lot of fun. The birds will eat right from your hand if you let them.
  • donovan m.
    donovan myrieAugust 28, 2014
    Nice retreat from the noise of Honolulu...
  • Creen D.
    Creen D.October 1, 2014
    Beautiful place to visit and ponder life, love, and happiness.
  • Jim M.
    Jim McDermottMarch 27, 2015
    Peaceful. Ring the bell and clear your mind.
  • Ami K.
    Ami K-MFebruary 11, 2012
    Make a donation in the store and at the statue after feeding the koi and birds.
  • Caleb H.
    Caleb HirschmannMarch 3, 2016
    Beautiful. Tourist are a bit annoying.
  • Trent B.
    Trent BellewNovember 19, 2010
    Feeding the koi is standard stuff, but having the birds land on your wrist and eat out of your hand is FUN!
  • Mary M.
    Mary MacSeptember 25, 2010
    Just $1.00 for a big bag of fish and bird food. Guaranteed fun and excitement when the fish jump for their food.
  • Roman P.
    Roman PSeptember 18, 2014
    Only worth visit if you on the way and need a quick break
  • Alfa S.
    Alfa SantosJuly 19, 2017
    Beautiful and tranquil.
  • Paul B.
    Paul BrownJanuary 20, 2014
    Get food at the sop to feed the coi fish.
  • Kaveh A.
    Kaveh AbhariAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Place to relax
  • Pelin G.
    Pelin Güvenç KefelSeptember 9, 2017
    Interesting place, gives you a sense of calm
  • Jasmine C.
    LOST fans: this is where Jin and Sun got married!
  • Yary C.
    Yary ConcepcionApril 22, 2013
    Have ready mosquito repellent!!!!
  • Sahana U.
    Sahana UDecember 29, 2013
    Amazingly peaceful.
  • Ralph L.
    Ralph LNovember 24, 2010
    Ring the huge bell on the left while pondering the meaning of life.
  • Kat S.
    Kat SurthJuly 12, 2011
    Parts of Magnum P.I. was shot here. No professional photography is allowed. Wtf?
  • eli
    eliMay 15, 2017
    WiFi password: CareComfortPlan1
  • Kell P.
    Kell PollardJuly 13, 2010
    Feed the koi... they'll practically jump out of the water for it!
  • Paul B.
    Paul BrownJanuary 20, 2014
    Bang the peace gong/bell.
  • osbornation
    osbornationDecember 23, 2011
    take off your shoes!
  • Tea ®.
    Tea ®ogersNovember 6, 2011
    Must have bug spray!!!!
  • Robert G.
    Robert GrahamDecember 30, 2013
    bang the gong Read more
  • Nate M.
    Nate MMay 24, 2013
    Ring the bell...once
  • Cassius V.
    Cassius VallimDecember 22, 2014
    Lugar alucinante, um pouco longe de North Shore, mas vale a pena.
  • 희경 김.
    희경 김August 19, 2016
    그리 크지는 않지만 그래도 입장료 아깝지는 않아요.
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