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Banyan Drive, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4680
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 May 2015

These beautiful gardens are next to the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. Staying at the hotel allowed my husband and I frequent walks through these tranquil gardens. From the gardens, visitor's are able to continue walking across a sort bridge to Coconut Island, a small island in...More

3  Thank talk2helen
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 February 2009

Liliuokalani Gardens don't appear to be gardens at all. It's just a park with some little cement bridges and a few Japanese lanterns thrown in. There's also a tea house. But there are no gardens there... just a lot of grass and some trees. I'm...More

7  Thank bcballard
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Walk through this Japanese Garden and bring the camera. From the Okinawan dragon boats to the bridges and the banyans, this garden is worth a visit every time.

Thank lawyer12018
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Free must see..can be quick. Go to coconut island nearby. We had a great time. Great for photos or relaxing.

Thank Stacy B
Reviewed 1 June 2018

While waiting for a tour, we walked around this location, very nice place, gorgeous scenery. Lots of beautiful plants and clean facilities.

Thank saurman2018
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Although slightly flooded, this is actually more of a park. The special plants are the trees! Definately go for Banyan tree and, across the park, the Monkeypod Tree.

Thank Kate O
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Enjoy the Japanese garden located next to the beach. Can do you walking on flat path or just sit and enjoy the view

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Very relaxing vibe about the place. Trees are lovely, view of hilo is lovely. The ponds don't look very healthy, could use some cleaning or filtering

Thank ellen g
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

One of my favorites this trip. Peaceful and beautiful. You have to visit this place and while here sit and soak up the peace...you will not be disappointed!!!

Thank DocArch65
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely and peaceful still through a Japanese garden. Open and park like. Right on Hilo bay. This town is so rich in parks

Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 18 May 2018

This is a large and very well developed park. There are lots of large Banyan trees on the property along with nice paths and some little bridges over fish ponds. The garden is obviously Japanese in nature due to style of architecture used. It was...More

1  Thank trainfan2000
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

With huge Banyans blocking the sights and sounds of the busy road nearby, this serene garden is a beautiful and tranquil way to spend the morning. Sit on a bench under the banyan in the middle of the park, walk over the arched bridge, or...More

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25 March 2018|
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Response from L J | Reviewed this property |
You will need to check with the County of Hawaii to see if you can book a pavilion at the Liliuokalani Gardens.
21 October 2017|
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Response from Bennyone47 | Reviewed this property |
It's an open Parkland. Free entry.
16 August 2017|
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Response from Von S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a nice sidewalk.