Ewa Hongwanji Mission

Temple Address:  91-1133 Renton Road, Ewa Town

     Mailing Address:

          Ewa Hongwanji Mission

          P.O. Box 60549

          Ewa Beach, HI 96706


          (808) 681-5222



Jan   1  (Mon)   8:00am New Year's Day Service

    25 (Thu)   9:00am-12:00pm Before service clean-up 

    28 (Thu) 11:00am Ho'onko Service 


Thursdays 9:00am-11:00am Yard/Temple maintenance

11:00am-12:00pm Exercise


President's Message

Hi. Why am I stuck on the letter "H"?  Maybe because there are important words to me that starts with that letter.  Hawaii, Housing, Homeless. In the Sunday paper on 12/17/23, it says that Homeless in Hawaii and the world has been a society problem since the biblical times.  A quote from the paper: "But (former Mayor) Caldwell doubts he would want the power to determine who should be taken off the streets against their will and forced into treatment".  I'll be glad to take that power. I would gladly and forcefully bring ALL the Homeless to one area.  BUT from there I would sort out EACH situation.  If I were to become Homeless, I would want to go to a place of "sanctuary" where I can be safe, and people could come there to help me.  Not hundreds of people searching for Homeless people.  Out of sight, out of mind? NO!  But this Homeless eyesore is becoming unbearable.  This is my opinion only.  What are you thinking?  

Have a good everyday, everybody. 

In gassho,

Craig Tsutsumi

2024 Hongwanji Slogan  ~ Building Healthy Sanghas: Sharing Nembutsu Moments



  Weekly temple maintenance is held every Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

              We cut grass, pull weeds, dust the altar and pews, clean the kitchen and 

              restrooms, etc., etc. Everyone is welcome - come and get some exercise!



Ewa Hongwanji Mission was organized in 1901 as an affiliate temple of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii to propagate the doctrine of the Jodo Shin denomination of Buddhism, and has continued to provide religious programs and activities to the Ewa and surrounding communities throughout its 120-year history.

Our Temple:

Ewa Hongwanji is situated in Ewa Town on Renton Road, just down the street from the old Sugar Mill and the newer Ewa Mahiko Park (see map below).

We currently have monthly services on the fourth Sunday of each month at 11:00 a.m., observing current COVID-19 protocols.

Every third Saturday in June is our annual Bon Dance* when we honor our ancestors with an evening of joyful dancing.

Ewa Hongwanji kicks off the temple Bon Dances every year and is well attended with great food, fellowship, and dancing.  

*Because of the Pandemic, we were unable to have our traditional Bon Dance the past two years.  

 We hope we'll be able to dance around the yagura next year!

Oversee Minister:

   Reverend David Fujimoto

   Mililani Hongwanji Mission

   (808) 625-0925