Located in Valley of the Temples Memorial Park and nestled at the foot of the Ko’olau Mountains, the Byodo-In Temple is a small-scale replica of Uji, Japan’s United Nations World Heritage Site, the ancient Byodo-In Temple. Read on to learn the answers to frequently asked questions about the temple.
Are there tours available for the Byodo-In Temple?
Absolutely. By making an appointment with us, you can arrange a tour of the temple grounds.
Is the temple a public location? The Byodo-In Temple is privately owned and operated. Visitors are welcome to tour the temple grounds. A small admission fee applies:$5 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for children under 12.
Is the temple active?
No, the Byodo-In Temple is a non-practicing Buddhist temple, and people of all faiths are invited here to visit, worship, or meditate. Also, the temple is part of the cemetery, and its grounds feature a scattering garden and columbarium for cremated remains.
What services does the temple offer?
The Byodo-In Temple provides services for memorials, funerals, military reenlistments, and weddings. Please contact us if you would like to make arrangements.
Does the temple hold any special events?
The Byodo-In Temple hosts regular events featuring local talent. Weather permitting, we offer events that showcase different authors, musicians, and artists each day of the week.
How can I schedule an event at the temple?
For information about organizing an event at the Byodo-In Temple, please call us and ask to speak to our event coordinator.
Is there anything I should know before visiting the temple?
Please keep in mind that although the temple is non-practicing, it is nonetheless a sacred area. We ask that guests remain quiet and respectful while at the memorial park and remove their shoes before entering the Byodo-In Temple.
When can I visit the temple?
The Byodo-In Temple is open daily from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, and the gift shop is open daily from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.
If you would like to learn more about the Byodo-In Temple near Oahu, HI, then please contact Valley of the Temples Memorial Park at (808) 239-8811.