Founded in 1963, Valley of the Temples Memorial Park has served the community by providing a place of peace and serenity for loved ones.

The Types of Burial Options Offered by Valley of the Temples

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Your final resting place should honor your personal wishes, which is why Valley of the Temples provides a diverse array of interment options at our Oahu memorial park. Our extensive grounds can accommodate a variety of cemetery arrangements, and our experienced staff can see to it that your funeral and cemetery wishes are respectfully honored.

Cremation Memorialization Cremation has grown in popularity over the past several decades, in part because of cremation memorialization. Some individuals may have their ashes scattered, while others wish to have them kept in an urn and on display so that loved ones can visit. Valley of the Temples provides several cremation memorialization options for those who want their final resting place within our memorial park. Our Byodo-In Temple is one such cremation memorialization choice that allows for urn displays. We provide in-ground cremation memorialization as well.

Aboveground Entombment Some individuals may prefer a larger resting place where their friends and families can visit whenever they wish. Families may also wish for a communal interment option that multiple loved ones can use. An aboveground entombment can fulfill these requests. Valley of the Temples offers mausoleum interment that can house both urns and caskets.

In-Ground Burial Valley of the Temples strives to provide a serene and picturesque memorial park, which is why so many people choose in-ground burial. Individuals may select their burial site from among several areas within our peaceful memorial park, including our Ocean View and Catholic Garden of the Holy Cross sectors. We also offer private estates reserved for families so you and your loved ones can be interred in the same location.

Come see firsthand the beauty and serenity that defines Valley of the Temples. To schedule a visit to our Oahu memorial park, call (808) 239-8811. We can help you determine the right burial option for you and your loved ones.

What Is Funeral Pre-Planning?

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If you’ve experienced the loss of a loved one, you already understand how difficult it can be to make the cemetery arrangements while coping with your grief. However, funerals do not necessarily need to be arranged only after death.

By making funeral plans in advance, you can spare your surviving loved ones the emotional and financial burdens of making the arrangements. Funeral pre-planning has an additional benefit—you can ensure that your funeral is arranged according to your specific preferences. Consult the compassionate staff at your chosen cemetery to make the arrangements. You may choose the details of the service, such as the music, types of flowers, and casket. The extent of your funeral pre-planning is entirely up to you.

At the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, we offer comprehensive funeral pre-planning services. Call our Oahu, Hawaii office today at (808) 239-8811 to schedule an appointment with one of our pre-planning advisors.

How to Buy a Cemetery Plot

The process of buying a cemetery plot varies depending upon your personal preferences and the type of cemetery you choose. For example, if you choose a community or church cemetery, purchasing a plot might involve making a donation to that organization. Alternatively, you might choose a commercially owned cemetery.

For more information on the options available to you, watch this video. The expert in this video explains some factors for consideration, such as the possibility of buying multiple plots in anticipation of keeping family members together after death.

To discuss funeral pre-planning and cemetery arrangements, contact the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park at (808) 239-8811. We’re located on scenic Oahu, Hawaii.

The History of the Byodo-In Temple

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Like many other cultures, Japanese culture places history and tradition in high regard. Understanding the significance of cherished cultural icons can bring you one step closer to understanding Japan’s people and values. One of Japan’s beloved cultural fixtures is the Byodo-In Temple. Keep reading to learn about the history of this temple and its place in Japanese culture.

Building and Conversion The Byodo-In Temple was built in 998 A.D. in Uji, Kyoto. This date falls in the Heian period, which was characterized by its many developments in art and literature. Just like many other Japanese temples, the Byodo-In Temple was initially built to be a private residence; in this case for Fujiwara no Yorimichi, Chief Advisor to the Emperor. Another member of the Fujiwara family converted the residence into a temple in 1052.

Temple Complex Originally, the complex of the Byodo-In Temple was quite large, with numerous buildings and a pond whose beach touched the banks of the Uji River. The complex had been expanded in 1053 with the addition of the Phoenix Hall. Unfortunately, the complex suffered significant damage in a fire during a civil war in 1336. The Phoenix Hall remains, however, and to this day it contains the Amida Buddha, a prized nine-foot statue. The Amida Buddha and the Phoenix Hall are classified as Japanese National Treasures.

Temple Replica The Byodo-In Temple is so revered in Japanese culture that a replica was built in the 1960’s. This temple is located near the scenic Ko’olau Mountains on Oahu, Hawaii. The newer Byodo-In Temple is a non-practicing Buddhist temple that welcomes visitors who wish to reflect on the storied history of the complex.

You can admire the beauty of the Byodo-In Temple replica by visiting the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park in Oahu, Hawaii. Contact us at (808) 239-8811 or visit our website to learn more about us. We also offer compassionate cemetery services and funeral arrangements.

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Hours of Operation

  • 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Sunday
  • 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday
  • 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Tuesday
  • 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Wednesday
  • 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Thursday
  • 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Friday
  • 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Saturday