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Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden

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Address: Mayor Magrath Drive S | Next to Henderson Lake, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 3Z6, Canada
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+1 403-328-3511
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Nikka Yuko is currently closed for the season. However, this December we...

Nikka Yuko is currently closed for the season. However, this December we will be opening the garden for the inaugural Winter Lights Festival. Visit our website for more details.

The Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden is a Municipal Historic Resource providing guests with a unique cultural experience in a beautiful authentic Japanese garden.

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Light up the Night!

The gardens were lit up for the Christmas season and it was beautiful!! More light next year I hear! Also 50th anniversary this year! Don't expect flowers-this garden is more... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
rdharvey110
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Lethbridge, Canada
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Lethbridge, Canada
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The gardens were lit up for the Christmas season and it was beautiful!! More light next year I hear! Also 50th anniversary this year! Don't expect flowers-this garden is more Japanese traditional with trees, rocks and water! It is meant to be a peaceful place. More information is provided in the gift shop!

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Lethbridge, Canada
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I went when they decorated the garden with tons of Xmas lights, it was quite beautiful and entertaining. Hay rides, concession, historic tour, the whole family loved it. Wandering through the trails and seeing the lights was the highlight.

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Thank Garnmc
Osoyoos, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always take the time to visit this park when I am in Lethbridge. It is always serene and even when loaded with tourists you can still find the peacefulness that the park is designed to invoke. It is not an expensive place to visit. It is great for people of all ages.

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Lethbridge, AB
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This is not an action adventure. It has been around a long time and it's a very relaxing venue, specializing in peace and tranquility. Only open in the summer for more of the more mature crowd, situated along Henderson Lake in Lethbridge. They also do Yoga here during the summer, can't get more authentic than that. Enjoy!

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

It may be small but be ready to spend at least a couple of hours here. Very relaxing and calming. We felt like we were in a different country.

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Thank ivylab
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you're looking for some peace and quiet, a place to think and reflect or just enjoy a moment with nature, this is the place for you. Not really recommended for young children, in my opinion.

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Conrad, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I was surprised to find out there was a Japanese Garden in Lethbridge, but it was a wonderful visit. It was very tranquil there and a unique experience. It was disappointing that the building was closed while we were there.

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NYJG, Public Relations Manager at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, responded to this review

Steggie86 we are sorry that you were not able to visit the pavilion. All guests should be allowed access to the building. We will ensure that our staff are made aware of your experience so that this does not happen in the future. More 

Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Would recommend this to anyone who loves beautiful scenery, a very peaceful place to visit. We went when the trees were starting to change. Soooo many different colors Great place to get beautiful pictures of trees, water and the heritage of Japan. You could wander through at a slow pace to totally enjoy the relaxation the setting provides.

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Thank Sally M
NYJG, Public Relations Manager at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. It sounds as though you timed your visit to the garden perfectly. The Amur Maples turn a beautiful gold and red. More 

Lethbridge, Canada
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

So much to see and enjoy in this lovely garden on Henderson lake. It is nearly unimaginable that so much beauty can be fit into a relatively small space.

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Thank Aysadamari
Estevan, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Very peaceful and very beautiful. My Mom and Uncle Brian were there to enjoyed it too. The staff is very friendly.

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