49 Banyan Drive, Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii
You’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to the stunning, meticulously manicured gardens of Kyoto, Japan once you enter Hawaii’s renowned Liliuokalani Gardens. The site was established in 1917 as a tribute to the many Japanese immigrants who left home to start a new life working for Hawaii’s thriving sugar cane industry. The gardens were built around Waihonu Pond and designed in the Edo-era style, featuring statues, stone pagodas, koi ponds, concrete bridges, torii (traditionally ornate Japanese gates) as well as an authentic Japanese teahouse. The garden was founded by and named after Queen Liliuokalani, the Kingdom of Hawaii’s last reigning queen.