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  • Mantokuji Soto Zen Mission
    Mantokuji Soto Zen Mission
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  • Mission Bells
    Mission Bells
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  • Standard Room with Queen Size Bed
    Standard Room with Queen Size Bed
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    by briantravelman Written Jan 12, 2014

    The Japanese and Buddhist influence have been really strong in the Hawaiian islands, ever since the 1800s, when several Japanese immigrants came to Hawaii to work on the sugar cane plantations. Most of the Japanese immigrants that came to Hawaii were Buddhists. Today, a small percentage of Hawaiians still practice Buddhism, and several shrines like this can still be found throughout the Hawaiian islands.
    This particular Buddhist temple is from 1906, and is still used for services today.

    There are actually suppose to be two Buddhist temples in Paia, but we couldn't find the other one.

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  • The Inn at Mama's Fish House

    799 Poho Place, Paia, Hawaii, 96779, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Nalu Kai Lodge

    18 Nalu Place, Paia, Hawaii, 96779, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Kuau Inn

    676 Hana Highway, P.O. Box 791898, Paia, Hawaii, 96779, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Blue Tile Beach House Paia

    459 Hana Highway, Paia, Hawaii, 96779, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Spyglass House Oceanfront Inn

    367 Hana Highway, Paia, Hawaii, 96779, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Huelo Point Flower Farm

    Off Hana Highway, Between mile markers 3 and 4. P.O. Box 1195, Paia, Hawaii, 96779, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Kuau Plaza Condos

    777 Hana Highway, Paia, Hawaii, 96779, United States

  • Kuau Cove Plantation

    2 Wa'A Place, On the ocean side off Hana Hwy., 1 m

Paia Warnings and Dangers

  • by kcbrit Written Sep 2, 2007

    I witnessed what appeared to be drug activity on a few occasions in the downtown area with people buying and selling drugs quite openly. I was disappointed not to see any cops there but I guess they don't consider it as much a prority as in the touristy south coast of Maui. In fact there were very few police anywhere on the island. Anyway, while the dopers didn't seem to bother anyone I'm going to guess some of them need to steal to support their habit hence other warning on VT about thefts from cars. Remember not to leave valuables in your car and be careful where you park. Thee public lot on the south side of the health food store appears to be particularly active in this kind of activity.

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