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This historic former sugar plantation town is located along the scenic Hamakua Coast on the northeastern shore of the Big Island about 10 miles (16 km) north of Hilo.

Formerly a bustling sugar town, Honomu still features some of the old tin-roofed buildings and wooden boardwalks along the main street which give the town a quaint and picturesque quality. Honomu’s single row of old timber frame buildings houses a small variety of eateries, art galleries and local craft shops.

Honomu is located about 2 miles (3.2 km) off of Hwy. 19 along the route to Akaka Falls State Park and the spectacular 442-foot (129 m) Akaka Falls. Also interesting in this area are two large banyan trees located just south of the junction for Akaka Falls.

Honomu is home to about 550 people and is one of the many charming, small towns along the scenic Hamakua Heritage Corridor Drive from Hilo to Waipio Valley. Honomu means “Silent bay.”