Hours of Operation

Temple Grounds: 8:30am – 4:30pm daily (Last entrance at 4:15pm)

Gift Shop: 8:30am – 4:30pm daily

Thanksgiving Day: CLOSED

Christmas Eve: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Christmas Day: CLOSED

New Year’s Eve: 9:00am – 4:00pm

New Year’s Day: 10:00am – 4:00pm


Honoring over a century of tradition, tranquility & legacy.

Come see what makes the Byodo-in Temple on the Oahu one of the top attractions on this incredible island.

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A. The Byodo-In Temple in O’ahu is a smaller-scale replica of the almost 1,000-year-old Byodo-In Temple, a United Nations World Heritage site in Uji, Japan. It is a religious site located within the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park cemetery with memorialization options.  Behind the Amida Buddha is a columbarium where niches hold cremated remains in urns.  We also have an ash garden where cremated remains can be scattered.  For more information regarding these services please contact our family services team at (808)239-8811.

A. Because the Byodo-In Temple is a place of prayer and meditation, as well as where memorial services are often conducted, we do request that visitors dress appropriately (no beach attire) and behave as you would in a place of worship (no running, yelling, throwing rocks, climbing trees, bothering wildlife, etc.).  

A. We do not permit outside fish food to prevent overfeeding of our fish. But fish food can be purchased in the gift shop.

A. Pets are not allowed at the temple, except for service animals meeting the ADA requirements. Currently, Emotional Support Animals (ESA) are not covered by the ADA or Hawaii laws.

A. We welcome all visitors to take photos of this beautiful temple and its surround grounds. Photos taken with personal phones or personal handheld cameras do not require a permit.

Permits are required for all planned individual or group photo shoots, whether personal or professional, such as graduation, family portraits, special events, etc. For more information, contact our gift shot at (808) 239-9844 or download the permit reservation form now.

A. We host several local artists on an ongoing weekly basis. In addition, we often host large events for the pubic to enjoy where we celebrate religious and cultural holidays, such as Ching Ming and Chung Yeung, Easter, Mother’s Day, etc. View our events page to find out about upcoming events and ceremonies.

A. If you would like to become an approved vendor at the Byodo-In Temple, fill out this artist/vendor form. Admission charges may apply.

A. We offer a beautiful venue for hosting weddings, anniversary parties, and more. In addition, our location provides the perfect backdrop for many movies and TV series shoots. If interested in learning more about renting the Byodo-In Temple and grounds, please download this form or call the gift shop at (808) 239-9844 for available dates and rates.

A. The Byodo-In Temple, sitting within the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, provides a peaceful setting to memorialize loved ones from all religious and cultural backgrounds. There is arguably no other location in Hawaii that offers families an eternal resting spot of such beauty, tranquility and peace. To find out more about funeral and memorial services, contact us at (808) 465-4935.

A. The Byodo-In Temple is open daily from 8:30am – 4:30pm with the last entrance at 4:15pm. We recommend arriving by 3:30 pm to have time to enjoy the entire experience.

A. Yes. Individual and group tickets can be purchased online at or upon entrance with a credit card. (Sorry, we do not handle cash).

  • General Admission is $5.00 (age 13-64)
  • Seniors $4.00 (age 65 & up)
  • Children $2.00 (age 2-12).
  • Kama’aina rates are available with a valid Hawaii driver’s license or Hawaii state I.D.

A. Tickets purchased online do not need to be used the same day they are purchased and do not expire. You can also purchase tickets at our admissions booth the day you arrive. We accept credit cards, debit cards and other forms of contactless payment.

A. We recommend staying a minimum of 30 minutes to one hour to enjoy the entire experience.

While we do not currently offer guided tours, we have informational signage to provide a complete self-guided experience. While you are here, make time to enjoy touring the temple where you can light incense, pray and mediate, watch the wildlife and feed our very large fish in the koi ponds, visit the gift shop and, of course, ring the bell to let us know you are here.

A. The Byodo-In Temple Hawaii is privately owned and operated by Valley of the Temples Memorial Park and the Byodo-In Temple Hawaii. A small admission fee is charged to visit the temple grounds and to pay respect to General Zhang Xue-Liang’s site. 

Contact Us

Byodo-In Tickets & Gift Shop: 808.239.9844
Mortuary & Cemetery Inquiries: 808.239.8811

Physical Address:
Byodo-In Temple Hawaii
47-200 Kahekili Highway
Kaneohe, HI 96744

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6009
Kaneohe, HI 96744-9167

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Byodo-In Temple is not a practicing Buddhist monastery. No lodging available.