Liliuokalani Gardens, Hilo

4.4
#3 of 23 in Parks in Hilo
World heritage site · Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • So many banyan trees planted by celebrities in 1930s. You can drive the loop in 5 min or spend an afternoon here... walk or just sit and see most. Rainy day so we just drove through, but glad we...  more »
  • Very serene and beautiful park. It was often a popular spot for the locals as well but the park was so large and spread out you didn’t feel crowded. Beautiful plants, small bridges and Japanese...  more »

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