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Byodo-In Temple
Byodo-In Temple

Byodo-In Temple

47-200 Kahekili Highway, Kaneohe, HI, 96744

The Basics

Constructed in 1968 to commemorate the centenary of the first Japanese arrivals, Byodo-In Temple is a popular place for Buddhist communities from both Hawaii and Japan to celebrate together. Although it’s not a practicing temple, visitors are welcome to wander the peaceful grounds. Check out the golden Buddha believed to be the largest of its kind carved outside of Japan, and the brass bell cast in Osaka and reputed to mirror the original bell hanging in the original Japanese temple. Or, stop by the meditation pavilion, or the reflection pond filled with hundreds of koi.

Many circle-island tours include the temple.

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Oahu Circle Island Tour with Byodo-In Temple Admission
Oahu Circle Island Tour with Byodo-In Temple Admission
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$129.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great day on Oahu
North Shore was gorgeous! Great lunch! Amazing sites! Our guide Kalani was awesome and made the experience memorable!
CHRISTOPHER_S, Aug 2022

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Best Oahu tour ever
Araceli_S, Aug 2022
Enjoy an Amazing Island Adventure with Byodo-In Temple & Waimea Falls Waterfall.
Captain Vince was our tour guide he was excellent, funny, extremely knowledgeable, very kind and great story teller. He took us to the beautiful Oahu sites and took some amazing pictures and send It to us.the food was good, the best of all was the waterfall we really love it if you don’t know what tour to get this is the one you won’t regret Thank you Captain Vence.
star-5
Great trip
theboteros, Aug 2022
Enjoy an Amazing Island Adventure with Byodo-In Temple & Waimea Falls Waterfall.
Captain Vince made our trip one of a kind. Great trip with a lot of stops and delicious food. Mahalo!
star-5
Value for money
Bharat_D, Aug 2022
Oahu Circle Island Tour with Byodo-In Temple Admission
The tour was very interesting. and entertaining. Very friendly and helpful tour guide. Would not hesitate recommending to anyone.
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Mama’s 80th birthday celebration
Rowena_J, Jul 2022
Oahu Circle Island Tour with Byodo-In Temple Admission
Our tour guy he is very nice and accomodating, he patiently wait for my two more persons in the party. His name is Freddie , is already part of our Ohana, Mahalo from Detroit,Texas,Switzerland and Philippines.
star-5
It would take a month or so to get to all these places. Take a tour , do a luau get the cultural experience.
andrea_b, Jun 2022
Grand Circle Island Tour with Byodo Inn Temple.
Very interesting historical sites About the culture of Hawaii. Pineapple,coconut and coffee are all very tasty. Recommend you do a luau and a tour.
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Hawaii with our family
Sherry_W, Jul 2022
Enjoy an Amazing Island Adventure with Byodo-In Temple & Waimea Falls Waterfall.
Captain Vince is AWESOME! Started our vacation with the tour of the island so that we can fill in must see places to visit for longer. Very knowledgeable and so friendly. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
star-5
Awesome tour guide
Frank_B, Jul 2022
Oahu Circle Island Tour with Byodo-In Temple Admission
Diamond Head, North Shore, Temple, Fumis Shrimp tour guide was so knowledgeable and made this a true sightseeing tour.
star-5
A great, comprehensive tour of Oahu!
Valerie_S, May 2022
Grand Circle Island Tour with Byodo Inn Temple.
Ben was a fantastic guide. He gave us plenty of time at each stop and was informative and fun. Highly recommend this tour for a comprehensive view of Oahu. If you only have one day to see the island this is the way to do it!!
star-5
An absolute must do!
Lynette_R, Jul 2022
Enjoy an Amazing Island Adventure with Byodo-In Temple & Waimea Falls Waterfall.
This was the most memorable excursion our family has taken. Vince was the best guide by far. He goes above and beyond for his guests. Everyone had fun! Our group’s age range was 11-60yrs old and Vince has a way of engaging everyone and making sure each person is having fun and learning about the islands history. I’m beyond grateful. If I could give 10 stars I would! This is a must do!
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Seeing the Island and the...
Charlene_A, Jul 2022
Oahu Circle Island Tour with Byodo-In Temple Admission
Seeing the Island and the Food is delicious Tour Guide is Amazing ! Went with my brother and also my 1 year old enjoyed it.
star-5
Excellent tour!
FionaGrace_c, Jul 2022
Enjoy an Amazing Island Adventure with Byodo-In Temple & Waimea Falls Waterfall.
This tour exceeded our expectations. I was hesitant to book it at first because it was a full day trip but I’m glad we signed up for it. Never a dull moment with Papa P. He was funny and very knowledgeable about the history and rich culture of the island. Everything was organized and time allotted for each stop was enough to enjoy the beautiful spots!
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Best way to kick off a visit to Oahu
Robert_S, Jun 2022
Oahu Circle Island Tour with Byodo-In Temple Admission
Freddie was a fantastic tour guide. This is a must-do trip on the first day of visiting Oahu. They take you on a loop of the entire island pointing out everything there is to do and giving you a history lesson. You can then fill in the rest of your trip with return visits to the sites that were most interesting to you. Really amazing way to see the entire island. We thought we knew what we wanted to do on the island but Freddie showed us so many more neat places to visit.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Byodo-In Temple is a must for travelers interested in Japanese culture and architecture.

  • There’s a small entrance fee.

  • As the temple is a sacred space, be respectful and speak quietly.

  • Remove your shoes before entering the temple.

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How to Get There

Byodo-In Temple is about a 30-minute drive northeast of Honolulu. To get there by public transit, take bus 8 from Waikiki’s Kuhio Avenue to Ala Moana Center, then bus 65 to Kahekili Highway / Hui Iwa Street East. Walk across Kahekili Highway and enter the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

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When to Get There

The grounds are usually open every day except Christmas. The temple hosts regular events featuring musicians and artisans—see the website for details.

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Valley of the Temples

The Byodo-In Temple is situated inside the beautifully landscaped Valley of the Temples. Much of the park is a cemetery honoring people of different faiths, including the heroic Chinese military leader General Chang Hsueh-liang, who died in Honolulu.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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