Byodo In Temple

47-200 Kahekili Highway Kaneohe, HI

Non-denominational temple built in 1968


Byodo In Temple

Photo taken by Richard Doody in May 2004



Byodo-In Temple was dedicated in August 1968 to commemorate the centenary of Japanese immigration to Hawaii. It is a half-size-scale replica of the 900-year-old Buddhist Byodo In temple at Uji near Kyoto, Japan. It is not a functioning Buddhist temple as it does not host a resident monastic community nor an active congregation.Inside the temple is an 18 ft. statue of the Lotus Buddha, a wooden image depicting Amitabha, covered in gold and lacquer. Outside is a three-ton, brass peace bell.

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  • June 23, 2018: Added by Richard Doody


  • Richard Doody