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Address: Banyan Drive, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI

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a pleasant surprise

Beautiful small gardens with huge banyen trees on the ocean. Nice for a morning walk. Worth the visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Beautiful small gardens with huge banyen trees on the ocean. Nice for a morning walk. Worth the visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

If this is the one next to Coconut island it is one of the best examples of Japanese gardens outside of Japan.

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Florence, Kentucky
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a beautiful park with very serene places for meditation. It has water features and sculptures that are very beautiful. It is a well maintained, beautiful area for a break. Some lovely shops are found nearby. It overlooks the bay where you can watch the boats coming and going.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Many people visiting Hilo either miss this or drive by never getting out of the car. Their loss! This is a fabulous park and is much loved by all. If you park your car and walk through the park, or venture out over the bridge to the island you will see what a treat it is. Beautiful plantings, well planned... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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36 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

What a beautiful park , for those on a budget this is a well kept park . Every bit of the park is well maintained , clean bathroom . For those not on a budget it is a great stroll .

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Thomasville, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Also, a great place to people-watch. I wasn't overwhelmed by this garden but there's no fee to walk around and it does have a pretty pond. Take a few minutes to visit after a busy schedule around Hawai'i.

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Kau
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Love this beautiful spot in Hilo. Great for picnics or a bit of exercise. Picturesque and you will be able to capture the beauty of Hilo.

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Columbia, Missouri
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Japanese themed park, with peaceful meandering paths, arched bridges, and stunning views. Bring lunch, swim at the nearby black sand beach, and lose yourself to the beauty created in this place.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A beautiful downtown park on the bay. Amazing trees, set up as a Japanese garden. Easy access and free parking.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This park was in my to see list during our trip. It's a beautiful zen garden. My fiance and I enjoyed walking around it and taking pictures. I saw a group of elder women doing yoga on the side, kids running.. It's a great spot to take a short break from driving and eat your lunch or snack here.

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