What: Non-denominational, non-practicing Buddhist temple
Where: Valley of the Temples
Amenities: Bathrooms and a small shop
Established in 1968 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawai’i, Byodo-In Temple stands at the foot of the Ko’Olau Mountains in the Valley of the Temples. This non-denominational, non-practicing (meaning it does not have a resident monastic community or an active congregation) Buddhist temple is a smaller-scale replica of the famous Byodoin Temple located in Uji, Japan.
Tucked serenely amongst the emerald cliffs and trees, the lush landscaped grounds offer peace and tranquility to visitors. Wander the paths, feed the Japanese koi carp, ring the large bell for good luck, and let tension and stress melt away in the beauty of nature.