Off Banyan Drive
in historic Hilo Town
is the serene, Edo-style Japanese Gardens dedicated to Hawaii’s last monarch, Queen Liliuokalani
, and the Japanese workers of Hawaii. Liliuokalani Gardens
is one of the largest gardens of its kind outside of Japan. Beautifully landscaped footpaths, picturesque statues, tranquil pagodas, and aesthetically pleasing bridges over koi ponds will entice any visitor. Liliuokalani Gardens
is an escape of its own, you might even call it a paradise within paradise! (Photo: davin&kelcy/Flickr)
The gardens were built in the early 1900s. In 1898, Queen Liliuokalani
’s reign over Hawaii was disrupted when the United States overthrew the Hawaiian Monarchy.