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Liliuokalani Gardens in Hilo is a beautiful and tranquil 34-acre Japanese garden. The ornamental gardens are named for Queen Liliuokalani, a Hawaiian monarch and it is dedicated to the many Japanese... Read More
Liliuokalani Gardens in Hilo is a beautiful and tranquil 34-acre Japanese garden. The ornamental gardens are named for Queen Liliuokalani, a Hawaiian monarch and it is dedicated to the many Japanese immigrants living in Hilo. The garden was created in the early 1900s and is said to be the largest Edo style garden outside of Japan. The garden is planned around the Waihonu Pond with bridges, pagodas, and stone lanterns lining walking paths. Bamboo, trees, flowering bushes and acres of green grass make up the park. In addition to many benches and places to sit, a traditional Japanese tea house stands in the middle of the park. Restrooms are on site, and the park is located across the street from the ocean. Local fish and jog here.
Hilo, HI 96720
- Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: Tranquil and peaceful, the gardens and park are one of the most beautiful places in Hilo to spend time.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: These peaceful ocean side Japanese gardens are a gorgeous place to relax in the grass or enjoy a meal.
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: The park is a lovely place to cast a fishing pole, watch the sunset, toss a ball around, or have a picnic.
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: This ocean side park is home to Japanese gardens, fish ponds and a huge lawn for picnics and lazing about.