Byodo In Temple
Byodo In Temple Oahu is a beautiful Buddhist temple replica of the
900-year-old Byodo-InTemple located in Uji, Japan. It is located in one of the most peaceful locations on O'ahu - the Valley of the Temples in the town of Kahalu'u. The Byodo In Temple Oahu 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.
Byodo-In Temple was commissioned and built entirely without the use of nails in 1968 at its present location in the Valley of the Temples to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the arrival of Japanese culture to Hawai'i. Dedicated by Govenor John Burns The Byodo-In Temple was built in the 1960's to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese
immigrant workers in Hawaii who came to work in the sugar plantation fields.
47-200 Kahekili Highway in the Valley of the Temples Kaneohe. 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.