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Byodo-In Temple

The Byodo-In Temple is located at the foot of the Ko'olau Mountains in Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. It was established on June 7, 1968, to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. The Byodo-In Temple in O'ahu is a smaller-scale replica of the over 950-year-old Byodo-in Temple, a United Nations World Heritage Site in Uji, Japan.

The Byodo-In Temple is a non-practicing Buddhist temple which welcomes people of all faiths to worship, meditate or simply appreciate its beauty. 

The Temple grounds are a lushly landscaped paradise nestled in a cleft of the pali and are home to wild peacocks and hundreds of  Japanese koi carp. The beautiful grounds include a large reflecting pond, meditation niches, and small waterfalls. 

The Byodo-In Temple has played host to many famous visitors and has been the backdrop to a number of TV shows and music videos including Magnum PI, Hawaii 5.0, Lost, Chris Brown's Autumn Leaves video and many more.  

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Notable Visitors

Backdrop Hollywood Credits 

 Valley of the Temples Memorial Park and the Byodo-In Temple have become recognized landscapes as backdrops in many Hollywood productions, including movies, television series, music videos and more


Chris Brown's Autumn Leaves

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