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Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii: The Great Buddha

The Great Buddha, largest outside of Japan, sits placidly near the beach at Lahaina Jodo Mission.

12 Ala Moana St., Lahaina, Maui, HI
Lahaina Jodo Mission, west off Front St. along the beach.
Daily sun up to sundown. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Free or Donation.
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The Great Buddha

Beach location and the Buddha is there welcoming visitors. Free, but parking can be tough during busy times.

[Clark W, 03/15/2023]

The Great Buddha.

The Great Buddha

At the Lahaina Jodo Mission there is the Great Buddha (largest Buddha outside of Japan), the Pagoda, and the Bell Tower. There is a nice beach in front of the Mission.

[David Kamada, 09/09/2011]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Whalers Village Museum - Whale SkeletonWhalers Village Museum - Whale Skeleton, Lahaina, Maui, HI - 3 mi.
Whale-Shaped PoolWhale-Shaped Pool, Lahaina, Maui, HI - 3 mi.
Alexander and Baldwin Sugar MuseumAlexander and Baldwin Sugar Museum, Pu'unene, Maui, HI - 15 mi.
In the region:
Mule Ride to a Leper Colony, Kalaupapa, Molokai, HI - 26 mi.

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