Akiko’s B&B is smoke-free and alcohol-free.

EXPERIENCE the peace and simplicity of Old Hawaii

Some of the accommodations you will be staying in are noble older homes from the plantation era and are located in a small village of 12 households, 15 miles north of Hilo.

BED and BREAKFAST accommodations:


Cozy cottage in the Banana Patch forest for one person

See what one friend says about staying at the "Banana Patch"


Roomy, airy cottage under giant mango tree for one or two persons


Private cozy bedrooms, shared bathrooms and full kitchen in this classic "old Hawaiian" plantation home.


Spacious & airy plantation style home with large picture windows opening to beautiful flowers and gardens.


Simple, modest 2 room studio. Silence observed from 6:30 p.m. – 6:30 a.m.


2 Level Retreat loft for one person, 1 week minimum. 15% discount for 2 weeks or longer. Monthly rate, 33% discount.


Please contact Akiko (808) 963-6422, or email direct to akikobandb@gmail.com

BREAKFAST: A simple breakfast is served the first morning upon arrival to welcome guests and hear their stories of their journey here. Guests are responsible for their own meals afterwards.

DAILY ZAZEN SITTING MEDITATION: Monday - Friday mornings from 5:20-6:20 a.m. Beginning instruction is offered on “sitting protocol”. Please let Akiko know if you plan to sit.

TRANSPORTATION: A rental car is advisable. There is public bus service. Visit Hele On Bus Schedules. Our stop is "HAKALAU."

GUEST ACTIVITIES: While here, you are welcome to assist in the gardens on the 2-acre grounds, participate in daily sitting-meditation practice, do yoga, attend tai chi & qigong classes, and bon dance practice at our Hakalau Jodo Temple, visit our Tuesday Hakalau Farmers Market & Food Share, and take surfing lessons with John, our surfer dude.

CANCELLATION POLICY: There is a $50 booking fee if a cancellation is made 2 weeks prior to arrival. Otherwise a refund can only be provided if the accommodation can be rebooked.

State of Hawaii Transient Accommodation Registration #: TA-130-431-5904-01