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Byodo-In Temple

Byodo In Temple

Highlights:
  • The Amida Buddah
  • The meditation pavillon
  • The various wild life
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Description:

Located on the island of O'ahu, Hawaii, The Byodo-In Temple at the foot of the Ko'olau mountains had been established on the 7th of June 1968 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants arrival to the island. The temple is a smaller replica of the 900 years old Byodo-in Temple in Uji, Japan, which has been designated as a United Nations world heritage site.

The temple is a non-practicing Buddhist temple where people of any faith can go for worship, meditation, or to admire its beauty. The temple has a three meter lotus Buddah inside which is covered in gold and lacquer. The Amida Buddah is thought to be the largest figure carved outside Japan. The hall and the entire artistry reflects the essence of the culture of the Fujiwara aristocracy. On the outside, a large brass peace bell can be seen and the temple is surrounded by Koi ponds covering an area of 8000 square meters.

A plush landscape gives a sense of serenity and tranquility. wildlife in the surrounding includes peacock, black swans, turtles, and other animals. The Byodo-In Temple has gained increased popularity as many sequences of famous TV series had been filmed there including: Hawaii Five-O, House of the Rising Sun, ABC series Lost and many others. Various events can be organized at the temple such as weddings, concerts, funerals, classes and so on. The Byodo-In temple is a landmark of Hawaii reflects all of Hawaiian heritage.

 
Type:
Attraction
Cultural
Historic
Temple
Landmark
Hours:
Name
Day
Time
Byodo-In TempleDaily9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location
47-115 Halemanu Place, Kaneohe, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States 96744
Reviews
1 reviews, 0 comments
Overall:
(5.0 of 5)
Beautiful structure and a peaceful place to meditate
Overall:
Beautiful structure and a peaceful place to meditate. It's a short tour.
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