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“Japanese garden” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Liliuokalani Gardens

Liliuokalani Gardens
Banyan Drive, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #6 of 38 attractions in Hilo
Type: Gardens
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Austin, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Japanese garden”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

OK. Much space with bridges and ponds. Having seen Japanese gardens in Japan, this was just OK. Beautiful large, tall trees.

Visited January 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful park for a leisurely stroll”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We arrived here around 9 am. There was ample free parking. Not too crowded, yet there were plenty of walkers, joggers, babies in strollers, pets on leashes. Great place to spend an hour or two. The garden is well architected, with a variety of plants and trees, several little bridges and gazebos. Very quiet. You can immerse yourself in the bird chirping, especially in the early morning hours. A great way to spend some time especially if you happen to be staying in one of the fine hotels adjacent to the Hilo airport as we were.

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Bothell, Washington
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7 attraction reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“very nice for a stroll”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

easy to park at and a nice wander. Simply elegant. The bridges and the banyan trees are a real high-light.

Visited January 2014
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Atlanta, GA
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“Let down”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The travel books said this was a must-see. It is a large city park, lots of grass and trees, a couple of Japanese bridges andsome monuments. Took us about 20 minutes.

Visited January 2014
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Hastings, Michigan
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“Lovely, Peaceful Gardens...great place for a picnic or stroll”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is a great place right on Banyan Drive to take a break during your Hawaiian stay. These Japanese gardens are perfect for reading a book in the grass or taking photographs of the unique architecture. It's right across the street from Coconut Island if you want to go to the beach and away from the city feel while still in close proximity to everything.

Visited June 2013
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