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Akatsuka Orchid Gardens

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Address: 11-3051 Volcano Road, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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Who Knew Orchids Could Smell So Good??

We stopped here while on an island tour to consume our packed lunch. The gardens are full of beautiful orchids of all types, even chocolate scented ones. There is also a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here while on an island tour to consume our packed lunch. The gardens are full of beautiful orchids of all types, even chocolate scented ones. There is also a thoughtful, well stocked gift shop. Don't leave without buying a pre-package (for travel) Orchid to take home. We bought three!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Found orchids that smell like chocolate, orchids that smell sweet. Staff is well informed about the plants and flowers, as well as the local culture.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here as part of a bus tour so if I weren't doing the tour I wouldn't have visited. Its really just an orchid shop with plenty of orchids and orchid-themed souvenirs for sale. I wouldn't recommend doing the maze as you see plenty of orchids in the gift shop area, and they are really quite pretty and colourful.

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just an orchid store and souvenir shop. (We didn't do the orchid maze, so I can't comment on that.) If you live in an area where you can find a wide variety of orchids, then don't bother stopping here. If you live where there are few orchids for sale, you might enjoy this orchid store.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens while on a bus tour of the Big Island of Hawaii, as our plans had been changed due to the rain that day. Yes, folks, it does rain on Hawaii - all of the islands. Anyway, there are a lot of orchids of all types to see and they have orchids for sale which... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The variety of orchids is amazing. They can be transported into the USA without problem. There is a charge to see the orchid maze, which we did no=t do,

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Des Moines, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For years I have gone to Akatsuka orchids. Bring home two to four. Have them shipped home. Not this time. Cost five dollars for me to just look at the ones in back and selling orchids found in any store at home for big prices.I told them look I buy orchids every visit. I am a buyer not a looker... More 

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Lihue, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour of the gardens is highly recommended as you learn about the different types of orchids and the unique hybrids only available at the gardens. The staff were all really friendly and we were able to pick up some reasonably priced orchids to take home with us. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the Volcano area.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are located between Hilo and Volcanos National Park. It is a great place to stop on the way back to Hilo. Take their orchid quiz and you will be able to do the orchid maze for $1.00. I have bought orchids multiple times and had them shipped home. They have many starter orchids available. Try the orchids in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If orchids and flowers are your thing, then this place is worth a your time. You can take back orchids with you to the mainland as they have the certifications. They will also mail. Years after first visiting, I am still ordering from them. So many varieties and colors, it will mesmerize you.

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