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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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  • The gardens have water features and some huge banyan trees, but the best part on a clear day is the view of Mauna Kea across Hilo Bay.  more »
  • This walk through a park developed by Queen Liliuokalani gives a respectful insight into the "Hawaiian's approach to nature". The strong leadership in preservation of earth and all that lives on the s...  more »
  • While this is billed as the largest Japanese Garden outside of Japan it is certainly not the most picturesque. Large and sprawling and just not as aesthetically pleasing as the Japanese Gardens in San...  more »
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  • Excellent park. Bring lunch, bring the dog, the kids, your better half - just find a reason to visit this clean, well kept, eye-catching park in Hilo.
  • The true historic beauty of Hawaii and what is possible if we all want a better world to live in
  • Beautiful Gardens. Peaceful place close to the sea. Nicely maintained walking paths.
  • Beautiful park with Japanese gardens and architecture. Great for a peaceful morning walk or afternoon picnic on the lawn!
  • Beautiful ocean side park with amazing views of Hilo! Wonderful place to bring your dogs, walk around and have a picnic...