Thursday, August 21, 2008

more sightseeing

Yesterday we set off in search of the Byodo-In Buddhist Temple - a replica of the famous 900 year old Byodo-In located in Japan. This one is situated way off the road with a backdrop of green cliffs, and is surrounded by Japanese gardens and koi ponds. The setting is perfectly serene and beautiful. We spent a while there walking around and sitting by the pond to feed the fish and birds.


After we'd finished up at the temple, we had planned to make our way to the beach, but became sidetracked when we saw signs for the Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens. The gardens didn't end up being as exciting as we'd hoped - just a little pathway that led down to a lake. But the cute little fish signs pointing the way more than made up for the lack of botanical-ness (for me anyway).

1 comment:

A said...

OH, yeah--now it's okay to feed the birds.