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Liliuokalani Gardens, Hilo

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Must see · World heritage site · Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Take a break from Hawaii's busy tourist areas with a visit to Liliuokalani Gardens, situated just southeast of downtown Hilo. The main feature of this 12 hectare (30 acre) park is an Edo-style Japanese garden, one of the largest such features outside Japan. Built in the early 1900s, the garden features several bridges, koi ponds, pagodas, statues, and a traditional Japanese teahouse. Adjacent to the park you’ll find a small picnic area locally known as the "Coconut Island," once the site of an ancient healing temple. Connected to the park by a footbridge, the island offers unobstructed views of downtown Hilo and its picturesque bay. Use our Hilo tour planner to add Liliuokalani Gardens and other attractions to your Hilo vacation plans.
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  • Our hotel was nearby, this was a great stop to visit. Very charming Japanese features, many bridges to explore over the water. A lot of people just relaxing and fishing. We did NOT see any... 
    Our hotel was nearby, this was a great stop to visit. Very charming Japanese features, many bridges to explore over the water. A lot of people just relaxing and fishing. We did NOT see any...  more »
  • Along Banyan Drive, near some of the larger hotels. Beautiful, exotic and so peaceful. Many walkways, pretty bridges and fish ponds. Popular with locals and tourists. It’s a treasure - free, too! 
    Along Banyan Drive, near some of the larger hotels. Beautiful, exotic and so peaceful. Many walkways, pretty bridges and fish ponds. Popular with locals and tourists. It’s a treasure - free, too!  more »
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  • Beautiful park especially on a nice day. Popular spot for locals on the weekend. The gardens have nice concrete walkways, benches, and lots of shade from large trees. There's also the ocean front areas too with plenty of areas to hang out at. Fishing, swimming, snorkeling, paddling, no waves so its usually very calm waters and clear too. This area is nice for walking and jogging as exercise too. Well maintained with bathrooms and showers. Since its a popular spot, parking can be tough, but enough people come and go for short visits that spots open up regularly.
  • So many cool trees and flowering plants. Saw a marriage while we were there. A lot of people go to have a nice walk and see the beautiful Japanese inspired sculptures.

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