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Banyan Drive, Lili`uokalani Japanese Gardens


Banyan Drive & Liliuokalani Gardens | Coconut Island

Banyan Drive, where most large hotels in Hilo are located, has Banyan trees planted by Babe Ruth, Amelia Earhart, FDR, and Nixon. The drive circles Waiakea peninsula, and offers access to Reed's Bay, Liliuokalani Park & Gardens (see below), and Coconut Island.

Liliokalani Gardens

Liliokalani Gardens
Liliuokalani Gardens includes several walking
trails and views alongside Hilo Bay.

Liliokalani Gardens
Japanese Garden features such as shrines and
bridges over tranquil ponds.

Liliokalani Gardens

Completed in 1917, the gardens are the largest traditional Japanese style gardens outside of Japan.

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Look for the koi fish!
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Many traditional Japanese plants.
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Liliokalani Gardens

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Directions: Banyan Drive, Liliuokalani Park, and Coconut Island can be accessed from the intersection of Hwy 11 and Hwy 19 (near Ken's House of Pancakes), or from Manomano St. just past the Waialoa Bridge off Hwy 19.

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