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Liliuokalani Gardens is situated near Coconut Island, town of Hilo.Â This real Japanese garden was constructed during the beginning of 1900's as a tribute to the immigrant Japanese people who once worked on local sugar plantations.Â It is named so to honor the last reigning king of Hawaii, Queen Liliuokalani.Â These stunning gardens are a beloved of both locals and tourists.Â The gardens were named after Queen Liliuokalani, the last reigning queen of the islands of Hawaii. In 1898, Hawaii was taken over by the US and hence the Liliuokalani had to give up her throne.
In these beautiful gardens you can watch and leisurely walk through 30 acres of oriental and Hawaiian plantings, pagodas, walkways, bridges and ponds. One can bring a picnic lunch to enjoy and relax in the shaded tropical wonderland. Huge sprawling lawns are attractive thing for small kids to play on. You will frequently see old and young fishermen casting lures into the ponds.
You may bring a swimsuit as well, and as soon as you are finished viewing the park, you may stroll across the close by footbridge to Coconut Island. You may stroll down striking historic Banyan Drive. Early morning scenes are worth watching here as you can see the pleasant weather in the morning and people jogging or walking around the trail that runs around.
Hilo Bay backdrop is another great way to start your day. A sea wall can be noticed nearby the street alongside Hilo Bay where you can see people gathering to enjoy the sight.Â