Byodo-In Open for Visitors Temple grounds are open for visitors. Face coverings and social distancing are required. Read More


Q. Is Byodo-In an active Temple?

No. It is part of the cemetery. Behind Buddha is the columbarium where niches hold cremated remains in urns. We also have an ash garden or scattering garden as an option.

Q. Is this a public place?

No, it is privately owned and operated. An admission fee is charged for visiting the Temple grounds and also paying respects to General Zhang Xue-Liang’s site.

Q. Do you do services?

Yes, funeral services, memorial services, weddings & military re-enlistment services. Please contact appropriate departments or persons to make arrangements.

Funeral and Memorial Services: (808) 239-8811 - Family Services

Wedding Services: (808) 239-9844  - Event Coordinator (At this time, Wedding Services are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions.)

Q. Can we scatter ashes at the temple?

Please contact Family Services to make arrangements at (808)239-8811. Feel free to contact us at the gift shop if we can help in any way (808)239-9844.

Q. Do you have special events?

We host several local artists. Different artists, musicians or book authors on each day of the week – weather permitting. Call the Gift Shop at (808) 239-9844 for event confirmation. (At this time, Special Events are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions.)

Q. What is the procedure to schedule an event?

We have an Event Coordinator who works out of the gift shop. Please call (808) 239-9844.

Q. Can we bring outside fish food?

We do not permit any outside fish food in an effort to keep the fish from being overfed.

Q. Do I need a photography permit?

In general, personal phones, handheld cameras do not require a permit. No Drones allowed. For more information see the Photography Permits page

Q. Are pets allowed?

No pets are allowed. Service dogs meeting the ADA requirements are permitted wearing their service vests.

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