What to Expect
47-200 Kahekili Highway in the Valley of the Temples
This beautiful Buddhist temple is a replica of the 900-year-old Byodo-In located in Uji, Japan. It is located in one of the most peaceful locations in O'ahu - the Valley of the Temples. The valley is situated against a back-drop of tall cliffs and is landscaped with traditional lush Japanese gardens and koi ponds. Inside the Byodo-In Temple is a nine-foot Lotus Buddha. Outside is a three-ton, brass Peace Bell.
Inside the Byodo-In Temple is a nine-foot Lotus Buddha. It is the largest wooden Buddha carved in over 900 years and is covered in gold and lacquer. Beside the temple is a 5-foot, three-ton brass Peace Bell. The deep tone of the bell sounds a message of calm and peace.
Behind and to the left of the Temple is the Meditation House, a place for private thought and inner peace. Situated against a backdrop of mountains, the Temple is landscaped with traditional Japanese gardens and a 2-acre koi pond.
Take H-1 West from downtown Honolulu. Exit onto Likelike Highway and go north through the mountains. Exit onto Kahekili Highway and continue north. Turn left into the Valley of the Temples cemetery. The Byodo-In Temple is located in the back of the Valley of the Temples.
Open 8:30am - 4:30pm daily
Admission to the Byodo-In Temple grounds is $2 per person
This is a solemn, religious area. Be respectful and quiet while in the Valley of the Temples. Remove your shoes before entering the Byodo-In Temple.