Hilo is the second largest city in the state of Hawaii and the economic and political center of the Big Island of Hawaii. It is an older city on the Big Island of Hawaii, retaining the ancient architecture of Hawaii and the quaint humanities. Hilo is known as the "rainy capital" by Hawaiians, and the amount of precipitation is extremely abundant in one year. The variety of flowers and plants, lush all year round, shows the vitality of tropical plants. There are also many galleries and museums where you can learn more about the local culture.