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Akatsuka Orchid Gardens

11-3051 Volcano Road, PO Box 220, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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Ranked #4 of 14 attractions in Volcano
Type: Gardens
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Even if you are casually interested in flowers this is a great stop. The orchids smell wonderful! We were surprised by the unique items in the gift shop...we left more money there than we anticipated.

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Guelph, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Got some great photos out of this visit, and the staff were very friendly and knowledgable. Unfortunately they can only ship flowers to US addresses, and there isn't much that you can take back with you on a plane. We were in and out in about 30 minutes before continuing on to the volcano park. Glad we stopped!

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Volcano, Hawaii
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

If you love orchids then this place will be heaven to you. They sell all manner of orchids and you can see some of the green houses. But otherwise there is nothing to see here.

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Columbia, Missouri
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

During our last cruise visit to Hilo, we decided to rent a car and do our own shore excursion. Our journey took us to several places, one of which was the Akatsuka Orchid Gardens. This is a fabulous place for people who love orchids. You can give yourself a tour at your own pace through an indoor area (remember it... More

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Lahaina, Hawaii, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My friends and I stopped here (Craig always sends these orchids back home), and I was amazed at the different varieties of orchids. The staff was so helpful and friendly, I decided to bring a couple home for me!!

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Toronto, Canada
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27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We visited the Akatsuka Orchid Gardens in our rental car while on a transpacific cruise in May. We stopped here after we had been to the Volcanoes National Park on the way back to Hilo. This is a great place to stop as it has all kinds of wonderful orchids and plant displays. My friend and I took lots of... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We visited Akatsuka while on Vacation in Hawaii, hoping to find a new orchid to ship home. As we walked in the door, we could not believe the incredible beauty before us. The irresistible urge to take picture after picture was immediate. Choosing 3 orchids to send home, among the numerous varieties available, was no small task! The staff were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We were driving toward Hilo when the rain started coming down hard. This building seemed like a good place to stop and check out before continuing along to Hilo. We were really surprised by our good luck! This garden is extremely beautiful and well worth the visit. The people who worked there were friendly and eager to point out interesting... More

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Orlando, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We stopped by here three times as it is close to Volcanoes. They have more orchids that most people have ever seen, including one valued at $2000. The staff seemed especially friendly and helpful, wanting to tell us about the various varieties of orchids. Some smell really good. They also were helpful in sharing what to do with our struggling... More

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Laingsburg, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This was a Great stop on our 15 day Princess Cruise. There are many beautiful flowers on display and a lot of interesting information.

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