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.