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Liliuokalani Gardens, Hilo

#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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  • Aesthetically pleasing to the eyes, this garden has so much charm and playfulness. Also quite romantic. A lover’s walk, family spots, a kids’ adventure, this garden is versatile and fulfills a wide...  more »
  • This park has so much potential for beauty. Walk around a corner and see the largest banyan tree I have ever seen. Another area has a beautiful bridge over a pond, statues and memorials to the...  more »
  • Was nice but didn’t really see any gardens. Had tons of cool trees. Got there early hoping to see sun rise. Ended up going to platform at coconut island. Wasn’t an ocean sunrise but still nice!
  • Always a pleasant afternoon. The bay and views of Mauna Kea are just across this beautiful park. Lots of old growth trees and almost endless photo opportunities.

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