Located on Oahu’s lush windward coast at the base of the Ko’olau Mountains is the Byodo-In Temple, a small-scale replica of a famous temple in Japan that is more than 950 years old. The non-denominational shrine was dedicated in 1968 to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants in Hawaii. The beautiful grounds include stunning statues, a large reflecting pond, meditation areas, and small waterfalls. It is a wonderful spot to reflect, relax, and take in Hawaii’s natural beauty. Please note that, though it is not a practicing Buddhist temple, it is still important to be respectful and quiet at all times.