This famous cemetery in a cleft of the pali is stalked by wild peacocks and about 700 curious people a day, who pay to see the 9-foot meditation Buddha, acres of ponds full of more than 10,000 Japanese koi carp, and a replica of Japan’s 900-year-old Byodo-In Temple of Equality. The original, made of wood, stands in Uji, on the outskirts of Kyoto; the Hawaii version, made of concrete, was erected in 1968 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. It’s not the same as seeing the original, but it’s worth a detour.
Valley of the Temples
47–200 Kahekili Hwy., (across the street from Temple Valley Shopping Center), Kāne‘ohe, Hi
Our Rating Neighborhood Windward Coast Hours Daily 9am–5pm Transportation Bus: 65 Phone 808/239-8811 Prices $3 adults, $2 seniors, $1 children 11 and under Web site Valley of the Temples
Map47–200 Kahekili Hwy., Oahu
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