• What Are Private Family Mausoleums?

    Above-ground entombment is an excellent option for those who do not like the idea of a traditional burial. Mausoleums have been used for millennia as resting place for the deceased and a place of contemplation and visitation for those still living. 

    Blank tombstone  with flowers

    A private family mausoleum is a building dedicated to use by a single family, often one that has touched the lives of many others in their community. The mausoleum can be designed with guidance from your family so that it fits your vision and needs. Caskets or cremation urns may be kept inside, allowing each family member to make his own decision regarding his remains after death. Inside the mausoleum, family members can pay their respects to the departed in a quiet, private, and tranquil environment.

    Valley of the Temples offers a wide variety of mausoleum choices in our tranquil cemetery on the Windward side of Oahu. Your family’s needs and budget will be taken into consideration as we help you create the perfect memorial that will last for generations. Click through our website or call (808) 239-8811 to speak with one of our  experienced and caring staff members  today.

  • Cemetery Cremation Options at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park

    Byodo-In Temple

    Cremation is a process by which the body is reduced to its most basic elements after death. Today, cremation is a popular choice for those wishing to reduce the environmental impact of their death and explore alternatives to a traditional burial. Valley of the Temples Memorial Park offers a variety of cemetery cremation options for your loved one in our tranquil memorial park on the Windward side of Oahu.

    Mausoleum Niche

    Truesdale Memorial Chapel is a Christian chapel located atop the cemetery’s northern Chapel Hill. Its spire can be seen for miles as the chapel overlooks the ocean and Ko’olau mountain range. Inside, the Chapel offers community mausoleum niches where cremated remains may be inured. Families will find a tranquil and comfortable location to visit their loved one and pay respects.

    Byodo-In Temple Niche

    At the foot of the Ko’olau Mountains sits Valley of the Temples’ Byodo-In Temple. Our temple is a smaller-scale replica of the 950 year-old Byodo-In Temple in Uji, Japan. It was built in 1968 to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants in Hawaii. Inside the Byodo-In Temple is a glass-front niche room, where niches can hold up to six full-size urns to accommodate families wishing to maintain their closeness, even after life.

    Haka House

    The word “haka” means “grave” in Japanese. At Valley of the Temples, our granite haka houses provide private above-ground memorialization of a loved one’s passing. Each haka house may serve as a singular or family grave site on a private plot in one of the Valley’s most scenic locations. Haka houses provide an economical and beautiful option for families who desire a more private location for their loved one.

    Valley of the Temples has been serving the Hawaiian community for over 50 years, providing a place of peace, serenity, and beauty to commemorate the memories of lost loved ones. If you’d like to learn more about our cremation or burial options on Oahu, please call (808) 239-8811 or click through our website. 

  • The Valley of the Temples on TV show The Official Best of Hawaii!

    The Valley of the Temples Memorial Park and The Byodo-In Temple will be featured on an upcoming travel show called “The Official Best Of”. The show sends researchers across the country to compile a collection of the very best attractions and destinations in each state. For Hawaii, our property has been chosen as the Official Best Memorial Park for 2013! 

    The show will air on KCBS Los Angeles on Saturday, December 21 at 4:00pm and on KGMB Hawaii on Saturday, December 28 at 1:00pm. There will also be a special Christmas showing on KGMB Hawaii on December 25 at 6:00am. The segment will be placed on their  national travel site  following the KCBS Los Angeles December 21 airing. Be sure to check your local listings and tune in.

  • Understanding Your Cemetery Arrangements Options

    Flowers and cemetery

    Here at Valley of the Temples in Oahu, we offer families and individuals a number of cemetery arrangement options that allow them to honor their loved one in a unique and personal way. If you’re in the process of preparing the burial or internment of a recently lost loved one, then we encourage you to come and see the many beautiful sites available to you at our Oahu memorial park. The first option our staff will share with you is above ground entombment in a mausoleum, either shared or private. The latter is an appropriate choice for families, couples, or lifelong companies who would prefer to be laid to rest together.

    Our Oahu memorial park also offers in-ground burial in any one of our many burial sites, such as Ocean View or the Garden of Patriotism. Should your family elect to bury your loved one in a private estate, then we can easily accommodate this request thanks to the vast size of our cemetery and memorial park. The best way to determine which cemetery arrangement option is most suitable for your loved one is to call Valley of the Temples today at (808) 239-8811.