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Byodo-In Temple

The Byodo-In Temple

Valley of the Temples Memorial Park

Kahaluu, O'ahu, Hawaii

The Byodo-In Temple is located at the foot of the Ko'olau Mountains in Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. It was established on June 7, 1968, to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. The Byodo-In Temple in O'ahu is a smaller-scale replica of the over 950-year-old Byodo-in Temple, a United Nations World Heritage Site in Uji, Japan.

The Byodo-In Temple is a non-practicing Buddhist temple which welcomes people of all faiths to worship, meditate or simply appreciate its beauty.

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The temple grounds are often used for wedding ceremonies for locals and visitors from Japan.

The Temple grounds are a lushly landscaped paradise nestled in a cleft of the pali and are home to wild peacocks and hundreds of  Japanese koi carp. The beautiful grounds include a large reflecting pond, meditation niches, and small waterfalls. Visitors describe this destination as beautiful, peaceful, and restful.

The TV series Hawaii Five-O and Magnum, P.I. featured several episodes where the temple is incorporated into the plot. The temple and its gardens also appeared in an episode of the ABC series Lost, "House of the Rising Sun" in season one as the home of Sun's father.

In 2017 and 2018, the Official Best of America television program awarded the Byodo-In Temple at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, the distinction of Official Best Memorial Temple in Hawaii.

In 2019, National Geographic featured the Byodo-In Temple in “20 of the world’s most beautiful Buddhist temples” while noting its architectural details and inspiring surroundings.


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Did you know Valley of the Temples has a beautiful new mortuary? Families and friends of all faiths can gather for funeral and cremation services, receptions and burials -- all in one location within Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, home of the world-renowned Byodo-In Temple.

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