A Touch of Kyoto on Oahu
Byodo in Temple
Throughout the Hawaiian Islands there are Japanese influences everywhere. There is no place that it is more evident than Byodo in Temple.
Built to commemorate the one hundred year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii dedicated in August of 1968.
The grounds and temple are as if you are actually in Japan.
The temple is a replica of a 900-year-old Buddhist temple at Uji in Kyoto Prefecture of Japan.
The doves liked the Koi food as well And were not afraid to eat from your hand.
The Byodo-In Temple is visited and used by thousands of worshipers each year. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a functioning Buddhist temple in the proper sense as it does not host a resident monastic community nor an active congregation.
Worth a visit and spending a couple hours will help your inner self.