Akatsuka Orchid Gardens

Address: 11-3051 Volcano Road, Volcano, HI

Latitude: 19.4538070

Longitude: -155.1761090

Time Zone: Hawaii Standard Time

Categories: Attraction

Tags: Cultural, Family

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Akatsuka Orchid Gardens is a greenhouse of orchids on the way to the volcano from Hilo. It is a popular tour bus stop. Between busloads of people, it is a mellow and fragrant stop where you can see and smell and purchase for sending back home orchids you may have never seen before.

It is a different experience to enter an exhibit of orchids such as this than to browse the orchid display at Home Depot or Trader Joe. No offense to them - any place where you can buy orchids is a great place as far as I am concerned. The difference here is the variety and the overwhelming aura of being surrounded by thousands of orchids. If you have ever gone to an orchid show, it is like that, with one important difference: almost all the orchids are for sale.

There is also a gift shop, and very nice bathrooms. Take note, as you may be needing a break about then in your travels.

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