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Liliuokalani Park and Gardens, Hilo

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Take a break from Hawaii's busy tourist areas with a visit to Liliuokalani Park and 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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Liliuokalani Park and Gardens and many more Hilo attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Hilo trip itinerary builder.
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  • I love nature, and when a culture (Japanese) enhances nature it is even more amazing. The gardens at Liliuokalani Park and Gardens is a beautiful garden of nature and man. With the wondrous trees, bon...  more »
  • I was disappointed after all the reviews. Ponds sluggish, buildings in need of paint and repair, sidewalks crumbling. The large trees, orb spiders and birds were neat but few sights to see. Very few f...  more »
  • Everytime we come to Hilo we visit here-its' a nice place for a picnic lunch and the garden bridges and paths are always fun for the kids to run around and explore. The banyan trees are so thick that ...  more »