The Valley of the Temples is a memorial park nestled on the windward (or eastern) coast of Oahu at the foot of the Koolau Mountains near the town of Kaneohe. It’s an attraction known known for its serene beauty and housing the Byodo-In Temple, among other incredible sights. To learn more about the Valley of the Temples and what makes it such an incredible place to visit during your vacation on the Hawaiian Islands, read on below!
See One of the Most Beautiful and Iconic Attractions on Oahu: The Valley of the Temples
Situated a short drive from Kaneohe Bay, the Valley of the Temples spans over the course of 240 acres that contain a peaceful zen garden, roaming peacocks, a meditation pavilion, a Shinji-style reflection pond with Japanese koi fish, and the Byodo-In Temple, a replica of the 11th century Phoenix Hall of the Byodo-In Buddhist temple in Uji, Japan with a tranquil religious atmosphere.
Here, you and your guests can not only see one of Hawaii’s most iconic landmarks, but also explore the islands’ connection with Japanese and Buddhist culture. Other religions represented within the Valley of the Temples are Catholics, seen in incredible statues, as well as Shinto and Protestant religions.
Admission to enter the grounds of the Byodo-In Temple ranges from $2.00 for children ages 2 – 12 years old to $5.00 for general admission for visitors ages 13 – 64 years old. For groups of 10 or more people, prices range from $2.00 – $4.00. Remember to bring cash, as only cash is accepted onsite at this attraction.
The cemetery portion of the Valley of the Temples is accessible to the public from 6:00am until dusk daily, while the Byodo-In Temple and gift shop is open daily from 8:30am – 5:00pm, with the last entrance to the temple at 4:45pm.
You’ll find the Valley of the Temples between Heeia State Park and Waiahole Forest Reserve at 47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744. However, you can also find out more information about this attraction by calling (808) 725-2798 or by asking one of our reservation agents at ILoveHawaii.com.
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Hawaii holds many wonders for visitors wishing to experience a destination as fascinating as it is beautiful, including the Valley of the Temples. Contact our office for more information on what else is waiting for you in Hawaii when you book your accommodations in one of our glamorous vacation rentals today!