Monday, May 17, 2010

Queen Liliuokalani Park and Gardens - Hilo, Hawaii

After having an amazing flight to Hilo, my friends and I spent several hours enjoying the area, exploring as much as possible before our return home.  One of the first stops on the itinerary included Queen Lili'uokalani Park and Gardens, a serene 30 acre park on Banyan Drive.

We stopped here to take a look at the edo-Japanese style gardens and to see Hilo Bay.  It was an opportunity to take memorable photos and to stop at a place of significance too.  According to the Hilo Downtown Improvement Association, the park's site was selected by Queen Lili'uokalani and had been built in the early 1900s to honor Japanese immigrants working at the Waiakea Sugar Plantation.  In the 1940s, the area had also been hit by a devastating tsunami. 

If I lived in Hilo, I would spend many of my days at Queen Lili'uokalani Park and Gardens.  It's a clean, safe, and serene park that attracts countless visitors per year because of its scenic beauty.  I can only imagine how wonderful it would be to watch a sunrise here or to exchange wedding vows.  It seems like the perfect place.

If you plan to stop in Hilo, take a beautiful photo of yourself here!  It would make for a great picture. 


  1. The pictures are beautiful! I wish I could visit that garden but I was only on a one-day big island tour last year so the place was skipped by the tour. Thanks for sharing!

  2. wow that garden is really nice. next time I go to Hilo I will definitely go.

  3. it's so peaceful and calm. and i would like to compliment you for the beautiful pictures.

  4. John, next time you visit Hilo, definitely stop by the park! You'll love it. =)

    Kyle, from what I hear, there's also a tea house at the park! =)

    Janjan, thanks for the photo compliments! I'm always practicing =)


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