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Akatsuka Orchid Gardens

Address: 11-3051 Volcano Road, PO Box 220, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
Phone Number: 808-967-8234
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Big Island Day Trip: Grand Circle Island from Oahu
Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Volcano
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Their orchids translate very nicely climate-wise to central FL where I live (and they are particularly varied and beautiful!), so I order a few whenever I'm in town. Their display space is huge and their pricing (even with shipping) is remarkably good.

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Strathfield, Australia
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57 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I went here with my family and I am so glad I bought my Mum along who is an avid orchid lover. She had a fantastic time looking at all the different types of orchids. There was a tour available (for a fee) but we arrived after the tour times. The staff were very knowledgeable and gave my Mum some... More 

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West Valley City, Utah, Usa
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81 reviews 81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We were driving by and stopped. My parents have come here before because my mom cannot pass up a gift shop. If you like flowers then stop. It is a green house were the busses stop. Nothing fancy nothing to see but flowers for sell. Personally I would not waste your time.

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Plantation, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We saw some beautiful orchids here that you could purchase and have sent back to the mainland. I did not purchase any, but it was tempting. We saw many varieties and the fragrance was lovely. I could have spent a longer time here, but we were on a tour.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Gorgeous, unique and fragrant orchids everywhere. I couldn't believe the variety of beautiful orchids there are. Definitely brightened my day. They have small compact and travel friendly versions of all their orchids. They teach you right there how to grow them in your particular climate where you come from. I for one live in colorado. The prices were excellent. 9$... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Absolutely beautiful facility! Orchids as far as the eye can see. If you're looking to bring orchids back to the mainland they have to be from a certified nursery, which they are. The staff is very helpful and very knowledgeable.They will pack the orchid up for you to bring on carry on with you, or ship it on 2day Express... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Looks like all price ranges are available for sale, no charge to look! I snapped quite a few photos of the beautiful orchids growing in the nursery, and bought postcard photos of some others in the gift shop.

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Love, love Orchids! They just make my day brighter. This place has hundreds of wonderful Orchids that will surely make you smile. You can bring them home or they will be sent to your home as you wish. I always buy Orchids every time I come to the Big Island. It's nothing like it!

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Seattle, Washington
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108 reviews 108 reviews
45 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We visited Akatsuka Orchid Gardens when they first started in the 1970;s, and they have come a long way, The orchids continue to be stunning, their packing and delivery of mail orders are safe and problem free, and now a tour has been added. The younger generation is making a positive difference!! Tak Akatsuka is a charming tour guide who... More 

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Arlington, Vermont
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is a must stop as you pass by on way to Volcano. Once inside it's amazing to see row after row of so many different types if orchids. The colors and varieties are unbelievable. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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