Akiko's BB is a true treasure in the midst of a rare hawaiian micro climate. For the first 22 miles traveling North of Hilo on hwy 19 you will be able to find numerous waterfalls, pools and streams- including the Great Akaka falls - here there is more water flowing than anyplace in hawaii. Akikos is right in the middle, and her mind is like the water flowing all around.. Within the grounds are pathways that remove you from the world and surround you with flowers, fruit, coconuts, and tall trees with a little hale here and there. Go for it!