The Byodo-In Temple, Kaneohe, O’ahu

Honolulu is our favorite city to visit whenever we come to Hawaii. In coming next post, I’ll talk more about the city. I need more time to gather all the pictures of Honolulu. I’m excited about this.We also have few favorite restaurants to visit everytime we’re here; like Tokyo Tokyo at Kahala Hotel, Chef Mavro, Orchids and La Mer at Halekulani.Last night was our first night here in Honolulu. And we went to Tokyo Tokyo restaurant for dinner. I wore Sari Gueron dress, Eddie Borgo necklace, Hardy shoes and the belt is from Barney’s Co-0p.

I love the traps have metal wire on them.
The Byodo-In Temple
The Byodo-In Temple located at the foot of the 2,000 foot Ko’olau Mountains in the valley of the Temples Memorial Park in O’ahu Kaneohe Region. It was established on June 7, 1968 to commemorate the 100 years anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. It was built entirely without the use of nails and it is a scale replica of a temple in Uji Japan built over 950 years ago. It’s beautiful architecture, the graceful gardens with a spirit of inner peace and serenity.It’s a popular stop for tourists and has become more popular since it was used as a filming location in the first season of the ABC Emmy Award Winning drama series LOST, where it served as the home of the Korean woman Sun’s powerful father.
My kids were busy feeding the fishes.
The small waterfall in the garden.
I hope all my fabulous fellow readers have a wonderful day!! love…Hanh 😉
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57 thoughts on “The Byodo-In Temple, Kaneohe, O’ahu

  1. Hey precious!!
    I'm so elighted to see new pictures this morning and that you're enjoying more beautiful days! I'm thinking of you during the day and ask myself where we might see you and the family next 😀
    Mmmmmmhm, I had a minute thinking about where I have seen this temple before…. And then you've outed me as a watcher of LOST, hehe….
    Oh my… this place is magic, very enchanted – especially the waterfalls and the view with the cloudy mountains in the background. Awesome!
    Well, that's a bunch of fishes. And they were all hungry and thanks to your little lovely girls they were able to survive.
    I lov the picture with the black swan, what a beauty, and the adorable sort of pidgeons! I've never seen any pidgeons like this before.
    Your dress is FANTASTIC – yellow is such a powerful color! The details are terrific!!!!
    Your entire outfit is stunning as always!
    Wishing you and your sweet family a wonderful Sunday. Thinking of you and missing you soooooooooo much! much love + xoxo sofie

  2. wow thanks for sharing all of these great pics! i am a huge LOST fan haha. these pics are just so surreal, i hope to one day travel with a family of my own and be as stylish as you! this has def become one of my fave blogs.

  3. I love how your girls are wearing matching outfits, too cute! Also it is such a surprise to see black swans in Honolulu…I live in Perth, Australia and the black swan is native to our area, as well as being the city's emblem! There are heaps of them around the place! Apparently when the Europeans first visited they were astounded that the swans were black and not white…hehe.

  4. omg…you have such a fabulous wardrobe……..dont ever give away anything…your gals will have so much fun raiding your closet when they grow up. …And looking at them right now i can say they are gonna be as stylish as you.

  5. Awww, so beautiful!! The kids looking adorable in their matching dress :-).

    You look fabulous in your Sari Gueron dress. Call me if you have a second.

  6. "Maui, I miss you".. and I cannot believe I missed already your last post..
    Shame on me!!!
    What a cute photo of your two little sweethearts in their pink dresses and hair-bands.
    Your Pierre Hardy heels are showstopping as always and so are of course also you 😉


  7. oooo, the picture with the temple and the mountains with smoky top looks magnificent, great shot there…

    the pierre hardy shoes looks good on you, and it sure looks comfortable too, no wonder you wear it during your trip away…your bare-back dress really does wonders by adding feminity and sexiness..

  8. hi sunshine!
    hehe…i call you sunshine because of your yellow dress.
    hanh, this is another amazing post!
    i love the yellow and lime green color combination.
    i love the pic of you were the palm trees behind you.
    the kiddos are so adorable in their matching pink dress.

  9. hi sunshine!
    hehe…i call you sunshine because of your yellow dress.
    hanh, this is another amazing post!
    i love the yellow and lime green color combination.
    i love the pic of you were the palm trees behind you.
    the kiddos are so adorable in their matching pink dress.

  10. Wow the temple is super beautiful! love the bright dresses you are wearing lately..=) I am just so glad I stumbled upon your blog months ago, imagine the beautiful pics I'll be missing if I didn't..=) The girls are so cute with their handbags and matching dresses..

  11. Hi Hanh! This is my first comment but I just want to say that I love your blog. It really inspires me, and just looking at your pictures make me want to go to Hawaii someday too!

  12. Stunning dress honey, even more stunning images of that location. how beautiful! love the wire detail on the straps of the dress, how cute is the back. Love the brights of the dress and belt and those Hardy shoes are so HOT!!

  13. the yellow dress is gorgeous, the back strap detail is to die for
    loving these photos, so beautiful, great colors

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  14. Hi Hanh,

    How are you hun? Hope you are enjoying your holiday my dear!

    Again, beautiful photos! i have decided i need to invest on a Canon camera to take better pictures. What camera are you using?

    You dress is absolutely beautiful! the colour is perfect on your skin tone!

    Wishing you a great evening and enjoy the rest of your holiday!


  15. Lovely post!
    Just out of curiosity, is that a Koi fish I see in the air/ on the rocks in the last photo of the waterfall?? It looks out of place!

    haha :)

  16. if you have time, I do marketing for the fabulous place called the Honolulu Design Center and we have an amazing restaurant called Stage. Fabulous food a great tasting menu. We also have a wine bar…its great.

  17. Love the yellow on you! Unfortunately it's not a color I can wear easily. Your girls look so cute in their matching outfits :) Gorgeous images of the temple… thanks for sharing!

  18. Hi Hanh!
    There is a sweet girl missing you in Dallas 😉
    I heard from Nini that you come back home in 2 days!

    Have a safe trip home… and enjoy the rest of your vacation with your

    Hugs from..
    me 😉

  19. I love running water, it has such a soothing effect on me. The yellow outfit is super nice. You are a very lucky lady to travel so much and see all these beautiful places, you make me jealous, until I think of all the flying you must be doing… then I reconsider, scared of flying.
    Brilliant post, your blog is absolutely fabulous.

  20. Hi Hahn! Sexy back of that yellow dress…love your vacation photos…and your kids are as pretty as you are…wishing I could have a vacation too!

    Take care!

  21. Olah! I just love your photos… Your outfit are just fantastic… lovely …. japan is such a beautiful place… I pray for japans recovery and for the whole worlds safety…

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