Byodo-In Temple is located in Kanoehe, HI. Located at the back of Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, it sits at the base of the Ko’olau Mountain Range. The temple is a local gem. If it’s been raining recently, you’ll be surrounded by waterfalls cascading down the mountains. It’s a dreamy as it seems.
With so much to do on Oahu, Byodo-In Temple is a local secret that is easily missed. It’s tucked away in the back of a
cemetery, first of all. Ok, it’s a memorial park. Once you start coming closer to the mountains, you forget how eery it is, and are just in AWE. The setting is so peaceful. The mountains provide a nice change of scenery from palm trees to lush green pine trees. It feels like you are in Japan, honestly. It’s pretty cool.
Once you get there, pay the $5 entry fee, and then head over to ring the bell. The rest is a self guided tour through the temple, gardens, gift shop, bamboo forest, and small pond with a black swan. Wildlife consists of: wild peacocks, many birds, and hundreds of Japanase Koi Carp.
It’s a very fast trip, plan to spend less than an hour at the site.
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