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Akatsuka Orchid Gardens

11-3051 Volcano Road, PO Box 220, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
808-967-8234
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Volcano
Type: Gardens
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Astoria, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Stopped here with my husband on our way to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Glad we did. Nice quick side trip, it's quite beautiful, and I really enjoyed strolling through all the orchids. A woman welcomed us when we came in and made some recommendations on orchids to look at for an apartment where seemingly no plant and little animal life... More

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San Dimas, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Self guided tour through some of the most amazing flowers in the world! They even have one that smells like chocolate, and one like root beer! Amazing ;0)

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Chatsworth, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

If we had just visited the first time, I would have given them 5 stars plus. If we had encountered the second staff person first I would have said zero if possible. So I've averaged to 3. We visited twice while on the big island for a week. I love and used to raise orchids, so we made the stop... More

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Page, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Orchid lovers need to go here! It is incredible. They have so many gorgeous plants to look at and to buy and their prices are reasonable. I love to go there and just look at everything that's in bloom.

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Fremont, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Nice orchid farm- ordered almost $200 in orchids and had them shipped to the mainland. Staff were really helpful in helping us choose orchids. Awesome!

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Honolulu
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The orchids are lovely, and there is no pressure to buy. You can just wander around and take photos and smell the flowers. There is a nice gift shop with unique gifts, including custom made Christmas tree ornaments of orchid arrangements. The staff is very friendly, parking is easy, and unlike most activities for tourists, it's free

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I bought several orchids--they are beautiful but high priced. They have a tour which is also high priced 2 days a week. Since they have "captive" customers I feel like the tour should be free. Try to visit early or later in the afternoon, particularly is there is a cruise ship in town as the buses stop here.

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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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