Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens Hilo
Visit Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens, the largest authentic ornamental Japanese garden outside of Japan, located southeast of downtown Hilo.
The 24.14-acre park is situated on Banyan Drive, Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. The park’s site was donated by Queen Liliʻuokalani, and lies on the Waiakea Peninsula in Hilo Bay. The park is open 24 hours daily, admission is free.
Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens was dedicated in 1917 as a tribute to Hawaiʻi’s first Japanese immigrants who worked in the island of Hawaiʻi’s sugar cane fields.
The serene park features arching bridges, rock gardens, fish ponds, pagodas, Japanese stone lanterns and a teahouse. There are plenty of ducks and birds to observe in the gardens.
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