There’s A Breathtaking Temple Hiding In Hawaii Where You’d Least Expect It

The Hawaiian Islands are a true melting pot: with no true ethnic majority, you will find countless different cultures on display throughout the islands, including Japanese. Nestled at the base of the striking Ko’olau Mountains on Oahu’s Windward Coast is a breathtaking Buddhist temple that will quickly transport you to Japan. This is the Byodo-In Temple, and it is an absolute must-visit for anyone living — or vacationing — in Hawaii.

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Have you been to the Byodo-In Temple and found it to be a bit too crowded for true meditation? Why not join a Saturday meditation session at Mu Ryang Sa Korean Buddhist Temple, a slice of paradise hiding in Oahu’s lush Manoa Valley.