Off the beaten path in Lahaina is a sight that not many tourists find:
the giant Buddha statue at Lahaina Jodo Mission. To find this,
turn off of the north part of Front Street onto Ala Moana Street (toward
the ocean). Zoom in on this map
of Lahaina for details. It's near the Mala boat ramp on the
map. Admission is free.
This 12-foot-high statue of the Amida Buddha was made in Japan in 1968,
then erected in Lahaina that year for the 100-year anniversary of the
first Japanese people coming to Hawaii. It's in a pretty setting,
in a courtyard that also has a beautiful Buddhist temple, a 90-foot-tall
pagoda, and an amazing 3000-pound Temple Bell. The bell is rung 11
times each evening at 8:00.
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