100 Mamo - Mamo Street Art and Used Books
This combination used book store / art gallery features a variety of book subject titles on one side and profiles the original work of local artists on the other.
94 Mamo - Flip Side Too Cocktail Lounge
Take a peak inside, it's like looking into a movie set of Hawaii Five-O or a B-grade detective movie.
84 Mamo - Jimmy's Archery
What is that creature in the window? Part bird, reptile and fish?
Mamo at Kamehameha - Farmer's Market
Saturday's and Wednesday's are market days wish fresh produce, fish, baked goods, flowers and plants for sale by local vendors. Across Kamehameha notice the Mo'oheau Park. The Hilo County Band performs free concerts once a month in the bandstand. Prior to the 1946 tidal wave there were buildings on both sides of Kamehameha. The buildings we will visit next were built in the early 1900's and survivors of the great tsunami.
382 Kamehameha - Nautilus Dive Center, Inc.
Taking a little detour, we cross Mamo and stroll for a half block to the Nautilus Dive Center. A great place to plan ocean activities, the friendly staff will outfit you for a day on the water. The rates are great and a trip to the island isn't complete without exploring the marine life of the nearby beaches or cruising the bay in a kayak.
336 Kamehameha - Reuben's Mexican Food
Turn left at Kamehameha and you'll find the best margaritas in town accompany such dished as crab enchiladas and chicken flautas.
330 Kamehameha - Universal Jewelers
The place to stop by if you are looking for Hawaiian jewelry and gemstone rings.
308 Kamehameha - Cafe Pesto
Fine dining featuring fresh island fish, organic salads, pastas and pizza.
S. Hata Building
Another building in the tradition of renaissance revival, the building was built by the Hata family in 1912. During WWII it was confiscated by the government, and then bought back after the war for $100,000. Renovated in 1991 it now houses a small businesses and offices. Inside you'll find Dreams of Paradise which specializes in art and gifts from the islands, Gentlemen's Hour Barber Shop, Canoe's Cafe, a sandwich and salad bar, the Kipuka Smoke Shop, O'Keefe and Son Bakers and Thundering Seas Jewelers.
300 Kamehameha - Big Island Estate Jewelry
Fine vintage furniture, art and jewelry. In a section at the back there are also musical instruments, electronics and video games for sale.
photo by John Fischer
292 Kamehameha - Abundant Life Natural Foods
This natural food and deli offers organic foods, books, health and specialty items at reasonable prices.
290 Kamehameha - Spirit Song
Unique gifts, cards and books in the new age tradition. Need fairy dust? You can get it here!
284 Kamehameha - Hawaiian Arts
An assortment of tee shirts in varying styles and sizes are the mainstay of this store, although there are usually used surf boards available as well.
14 Furneaux - Rock Island Galleries/Da Bike Shop
Cross Furneaux Lane and turn left for a little shop off the beaten track. A great find for rock hounds and collectors of minerals and related gift items. At Da Bike Shop you can arrange a rental for another day of exploring Hilo on alternative wheels.
11 Furneaux - Rainbow Tattoo
Want an everlasting memento of your visit to Hilo. Steve, at Rainbow Tattoo will fill your request. A man of many artistic talents he designs web pages and is webmaster for Hilo.org.
266 Kamehameha - Dragon Mama
Need a good night's sleep? Dragon Mama offers futons an a variety of bedding specialties including meditation pillows, eye pillows and neck pillows. All are constructed from organic cotton, wool, kapoc and buckwheat hulls, and hemp products.
262 Kamehameha - Big Isle Collectables
Buying, selling and trading coins, stamps and a variety of small collectables. Another shop where the inventory is always changing with interesting and rare finds.
256 Kamehameha - The Most Irresistible Shop in Hawaii / The Fireplace Center
Irresistible and interesting! Tee shirts, clothing, stationary, Hawaiiana, jewelry, books, educational toys and gifts. Many items are hand made and the store carries the Kamehameha Garment line of aloha shirts.
Fireplaces in Hawaii? Jeffrey Mermel has been supplying homes with warmth since 1979. The evenings and mornings can get quite cool in the higher elevations and in communities such as Volcano. What could be better than cuddling with a loved one in front of a fireplace? If you want to bring home a very unique reminder of the islands, I'd say that fireplace accessories would fit the bill!
photo by John Fischer
As we arrive back at the Downtown Improvement Association we have come full circle and our tour comes to an end. It has been a full day and we still haven't experienced all of Hilo Town. Perhaps you'll join me on another tour in the future? Better still, come to Hilo and experience the tour first-hand. Hilo never disappoints.