Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden
Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden
4.5
Historic Sites • Gardens
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2:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday
2:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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Peace, tranquility and friendship await you at the Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden. The gem of Southern Alberta is celebrating it's 50th year with cultural activities and the very best omotenashi (hospitality) every day. Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden is open all year, with a variety of programming, experiences, and events. See our website for exact days and times.
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1-2 hours
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Carol2210
Lethbridge, Canada29 contributions
Dec. 2022
Enjoyed a walk through the Gardens with spectacular lights on a winter evening. Inexpensive activity for all with lots of photo-ops.
Written December 30, 2022
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Wow, Carol! We really appreciate the kind words about our Winter Light Festival and our Garden! We hope to see you again soon!
Written January 19, 2023
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Eddie T
Calgary, Canada63 contributions
Oct. 2022
Small, yet charming and beautifully maintained Japanese garden. I also liked the souvenir shop and the newly built visitor center just outside the gardens, worth a stop before or after strolling around the gardens
Written November 13, 2022
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Thank you for the detailed review, Eddie! We appreciate the kind words and we hope to see you again soon!
Written December 23, 2022
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Jill B
West Kelowna, Canada44 contributions
Aug. 2022
We were gifted a gin tasting evening and were pleasantly surprised at how educational it was. Also we weren’t expecting such a nice little charcuterie plate to go along with it! The garden is peaceful and pretty but you can walk through it in half an hour. Nice to visit.
Written November 6, 2022
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Thank you, Jill! It's always nice to hear we could impress you during your visit! We hope to see soon!
Written December 23, 2022
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Kevin M
3 contributions
Great little Japanese garden. Staff very helpful. Worth a visit for sure nice park surrounding area huge waterpark next to it but trees block most.
Written September 1, 2022
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We're so please to hear our staff was helpful, Kevin! We strive to make our guests experience an amazing one! We hope you get a chance to experience our Winter Light Festival this season! See you soon!
Written December 23, 2022
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cindy2810
Lloydminster, Canada128 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Couples
Such a beautiful garden! Peaceful and calming 🥰 would love to go again and try the activities they have there as well.
Written August 25, 2022
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Thank you for the kind words, Cindy! We're open all year, with constant programming changes and hope you had a chance to experience our Winter Light Festival this season. See you next time!
Written December 23, 2022
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Trudy T
Hinton, Canada53 contributions
Jul. 2022
Beautiful and so much fun. We were there on July 1,2022. We rented Yukata dressing package. We had really looked forward to being here and wearing the costumes . It was so much fun wearing them and using the parasol’s. It was such a hot day and the parasol’s really helped keep us cooler. The ladies were very helpful getting us dressed. The gardens were pristine and so peaceful. Lots of entertainment in the gardens due to being Canada day. The drumming group and the dancers were excellent. Great experience.
Written July 25, 2022
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NYJG
Thank you for your visit to Nikka Yuko this Canada Day! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and had lots of fun in your yukatas!
Written July 29, 2022
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Melissa Y
5 contributions
So incredibly beautiful and peaceful. Loved that they explained the history so well. Staff was amazing and so friendly and helpful.
Written June 28, 2022
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NYJG
We love to hear it, thank you for your visit!
Written July 29, 2022
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Helen H
Beaver Lake, Canada14 contributions
Jun. 2022
You really should stroll through this beautiful garden, and take your time to savour the details. We had a tour guide(former teacher) who enhanced our experience with excellent information about the gardens history and also what details to appreciate.
Written June 10, 2022
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NYJG
Thank you so much for your visit and review! We are so pleased to hear Steven was able to provide you with an amazing experience at Nikka Yuko!
Written July 29, 2022
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PaulaDDuck
Toronto, Canada191 contributions
Sep. 2021
It was nice to see this garden. It was peaceful, nicely laid out and compact. It had a great view of Henderson Lake. There was quite a bit of construction around the gardens - so a bit confusing to navigate entering the area. Since it is in the Japanese style - please be aware that the emphasis will be on textures, shapes, and sounds of the water rather than having a constant display of flowers/colours. Unless you are going for a particular event, such as the tea ceremony, you will need less than an hour to tour the gardens
Written September 24, 2021
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Evelyn T
Calgary, Canada136 contributions
Sep. 2021
Whenever we are in Lethbridge we like to stop into these gardens and just walk along the pathways, listening to the waterfalls and appreciating the well-manicured shrubs and trees, along with a stop into the small gift shop.
Written September 6, 2021
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NIKKA YUKO JAPANESE GARDEN (Lethbridge) - 2023 What to Know BEFORE You Go

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Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden is open:
  • Thu - Mon 2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.