Meeting a writer at the Byodo-In Temple, Hawaii

Byodo in temple is located in the Valley of the Temples, one of the most serene and peaceful areas in Oahu. This beautiful Buddhist temple which is a replica of the Byodoin Temple in Uji, Japan, was built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrant workers in the islands. These workers were sent to work on the sugar plantation in Hawaii due to a serious labor shortage.

The Byodo-In Temple was used as a filming location for the ABC´s Lost as well as many other TV series. If you are a LOST fan,  in Pineappleislands you will find more LOST filming locations.


Participate in a workshop

Many events are held in the Byodo In Temple: from lei and jewelry making workshops to koi oil painting classes, tea ceremonies and art demonstrations. Concerts are also held in this magical place so to make the most of your visit I recommend you to check out the Events Calendar.

Book signings 

The day of our visit, Brigadier general Jerome T. Hagen, the author of the critically acclaimed War in the Pacific, was signing books and greeting readers from all around the world.

I was so excited!  I have a keen interest in history, especially the Second World War, so I couldn´t miss the opportunity to meet him and have my book signed. If you liked The Pacific, a television mini-series produced by HBO, you won´t be able to put this book down.

Admission: $3

Open: 8.30am-4.30pm daily

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