The temple in HDR.
I see pictures of this temple all over friends’ Facebook pages. I’m sure you can see why. I’ve yet to check it out myself but luckily, our friend and photography enthusiast Howard made it out recently. He sent me these great pics recently.
The temple is in an area in Kaneohe (the east side of the island) called Valley of the Temples. From what I’ve read the temple is a replica of a temple in Japan with the same name. It was built to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii.
On the Byodo In grounds you’ll find a nine foot tall wooden Lotus Buddha, a five-foot 300 pound brass Peace Bell and a 2 acre koi pond. See the full post for more pics.
The temple is non-denominational so do be shying about visiting. And be sure to bring a camera and post your pics on Facebook.