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Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden Admission

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    What to Expect
    Visit: Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, Mayor Magrath Drive S Next to Henderson Lake, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 3Z6 Canada

    Nestled in the prairies of southern Alberta lives a Japanese oasis with a rich history and breathtaking views. Nikka Yuko means Japan-Canada Friendship and we invite you to experience the friendship here at our garden. Enjoy a variety of cultural experiences that will stimulate all the senses. Smell the yellow cypress (Hinoki) as you enter the garden, feel the breeze on the Pavilion deck as you relax to the sounds of a waterfall. Experience Nodate, an open-air tea service, or partake in a tea ceremony and savour Japanese matcha green tea. Let our staff dress you in a Yukata, a traditional Japanese daily wear, and snap the perfect photo with the perfect backdrop. Let your energies soar to the beat of a Taiko drum and then relax while watching the colourful Minyo dancers performing in the garden. Ring the friendship bell and listen as the sound travels across scenic Henderson Lake.

    Join one of our guided tours at 11am or hourly from 1pm-6pm each day or try your hand at a Japanese cultural activity such as calligraphy or origami. Be sure to visit www.nikkayuko.com for full details on each day's activity and presentations.
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    Important Information
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    Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden
    • Guided garden tours at 11am and hourly from 1-5pm daily. Contact Nikka Yuko for groups over ten.
    • Cultural events and activities offered regularly - please see website for details.
    • Performances, demonstrations and presentations dates are located at www.nikkayuko.com
    • Other exclusive tour packages and experiences available - please see our website for more details.
    • Reflexology and Yoga available drop in and bookings. Please contact Nikka Yuko for more information.
    • Entry/Admission - Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden
    • Food and drinks
    • Transportation to/from attraction
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Partial wheelchair access only. Garden pathways are easily accessible. As the floor in the Pavilion is extremely fragile, shoes are not allowed. However, deck tours will be provided to those not able to tour the inside. A wheelchair is available for use at the Garden.
    • Disabled permit parking is available.
    • The Garden is a smoke and vape free environment.
    • No food or drink in the Garden, except water unless the Garden permits. There is small cafe on site; however, beverages and snacks can be purchased at the Visitor Centre. Pre-purchase of bento box lunches and suppers can be arranged. Please contact Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden for more information.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Since moving to Lethbridge2 years ago I have visited 3 times. Each time is a very beautiful and peaceful experience as you walk through the Japanese garden.
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    Response from NYJG, Manager at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden Admission
    Responded Oct. 9, 2019
    Hi there, Thank you for your visits and review! We hope you continue to visit the garden, especially this winter as we prepare for our Winter Light Festival! :)
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    What a lovely experience. Not only were the gardens absolutely stunning but we were there just in time for a tour led by Natasha. Without this tour most of the history and the garden's meaning would have been lost on us. Natasha was incredibly knowledgeable and spoke brilliantly
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    Response from NYJG, Manager at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden Admission
    Responded Sep. 15, 2019
    Hi Emily, We're so happy to hear you had a wonderful experience here at Nikka Yuko! Natasha is an awesome hostess and we will let her know how much you enjoyed her tour! Thank you for your visit and review, we hope to see you again soon!
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    Waste of money. For what there is to see it’s too expensive. Just really disappointed. I’ve always wanted to go see it but will not go back.
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    Response from NYJG, Manager at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden Admission
    Responded Sep. 8, 2019
    Hi there, We're really sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience here at Nikka Yuko. Your admission does include a guided tour of the garden, which helps to explain the history and meaning behind the garden, as well as any cultural activities or performances happening that day. We would appreciate if you could reach out to us to let us know where we can improve so that we may offer our guests a better experience in the future. Please don't hesitate to contact us at info@nikkayuko.com or 403-328-3511.
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    I love the garden. It’s mesmerizing! It’s small but unforgettable experience. Being with nature is a different feeling..
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    Response from NYJG, Manager at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden Admission
    Responded Sep. 3, 2019
    Thank you, Jaquelyn! We're so glad you enjoyed your time here at the garden!
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    The admission price for seniors is $ 9.00, which is quite reasonable. The park is very peaceful and you walk around at your leisure. Also note that the surrounding park and man made lake is also a nice walk and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy afterwards.
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    Response from NYJG, Manager at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden Admission
    Responded Sep. 3, 2019
    Hi Dawn, thank you so much for your review of Nikka Yuko! We absolutely agree that a picnic lunch in Henderson is a fantastic idea after visiting the garden! We hope to see you again soon!
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    • Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden
    • Duration: 24h
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    • Languages Offered: English, German, Japanese, Spanish
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