Welcome to Jodo Mission Temples

Jodo Buddhism was founded by Honen Shonin in 1175.  The founder was forty two years old at the time.   The essence of Honen's teachings was based upon the original vow of Amida Buddha, the Buddha of Infinite Life and Light, who sincerely aspire to save all sentient beings.

Rather than staying among the learned, Honen took the teachings to all classes of people, attaching little importance to complicated rituals and ceremonies.  This was revolutionary since Buddhism in Japan, in his time, was primarily taught to and practiced among the social and political elite.  Honen emphasized the practice of calling Amida Buddha's name (Namu Amida Butsu) wholeheartedly, and said that by so doing, salvation was secured.   His teachings soon spread all over Japan and in the course of over eight hundred years,  has found its way into Japanese culture and tradition.

The word Jodo, from which the name of the sect was derived, means "Pure Land," which is the name given to the Western Paradise or the realm of Amida Buddha.

Today, the teaching of Nenbutsu has spread to all corners of the world.  it was introduced to Hawaii in 1894.  Presently, there are 13 Jodo Shu temples serving members and communities throughout the Hawaiian islands.   All Jodo Mission temples extend their Aloha and welcome you to join in the temple services and other temple functions.   The following, lists our locations: 


Jodo Mission of Hawaiʻi
1429 Maikiki Street
Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone: 808-949-3995
Email: [email protected]
Web: jodo.us

Haleiwa Jodo Mission
66-279 A Haleiwa Road
P.O.Box 242,
Haleiwa, HI 96712-0242
Phone: 808-637-4382 

Hawaiʻi Island

Kurtistown Jodo Mission
14-420 Kuaaina Road,
P.O.Box 6003,
Kurtistown, HI 96760
Phone: 808-966-9777 

Hilo Meishoin
97 Olona Street
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: 808-935-6996

Hakalau Jodo Mission
29-2271 Old Mamalahoa Hwy,
P.O. Box 296
Hakalau, HI 96710
Phone: 808-963-6110

Hamakua Jodo Mission
44-2947 Kalopa Road
P.O. Box 7,
Hamakua, HI 96727-0007
Phone: 808-775-0965

Kohala Jodo Mission
54-541 Kapaau Point
P.O. Box 92,
Kohala, HI 96755-0092

Hawi Jodo Mission
55-1104 Akoni Pule Highway
P.O. Box 55,
Hawi, HI, 96719-0055
Phone: (808) 889-5456
Web: jodo.org



Kahului Jodo Mission
325 Laau Street
Kahului, HI 96732
Phone: 808-871-4911

Wailuku Jodo Mission
67 Central Avenue
P.O. Box 1155,
Wailuku, HI 96793-1155
Phone: 808-244-0066

Lahaina Jodo Mission
12 Ala Moana Street
Lahaina, HI 96761
Phone: 808-661-4304
Email: [email protected] 


Kapaa Jodo Mission
4524 Hauaala Road
Kapaa, HI 96746
Phone: 808-822-4319

Koloa Jodo Mission
3480 Waikomo Road
P.O. Box 457
Koloa, HI 96756
Phone: 808-742-6735
Web: www.koloajodo.com