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Nitobe Memorial Garden

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1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
+1 604-822-6038
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1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
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+1 604-822-6038
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I expected more at this Japanese garden. It is clean and well maintained but somehow it did not fulfill my expectations.

Thank windows730
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Japanese garden is compact and serene, not fussy like many other Japanese gardens. The only disappointment of our visit was that there were very few koi -- perhaps because some of the water features seemed to be under renovation. Highly recommend spending an hour...More

Thank MamaFleisch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is apparently one of the top 5 traditional Japanese Gardens outside of Japan Not a large footprint but everything is thought out and has meaning

Thank Garry L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to study (UBC wifi works just fine, I found), and you have the option of shedding your bad luck and your demons by going across the zigzagging bridge. Its authenticity is certified by Akihito, then Crown Prince (now Emperor) of Japan, who visited...More

Thank maryamnaqqash
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the top Japanese gardens outside Japan and is big enough to work its magic as you are somehow part of it and not just looking at it. It is beautifully maintained and a short walk from the Anthropology Museum on the...More

Thank rogerl044
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've wanted to visit the Nitobe Garden for some time, and I'm very glad I was able to this week. Set on the cliffs above the Georgia Straits on Vancouver's spectacular University of British Columbia's campus, the Nitobe is a very beautiful Japanese Garden with...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A Father's Day excursion. It was a rainy day and that made the whole garden more attractive and serene. Not a large place, an hour or so is sufficient.

Thank Moniaits
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The Nitobe Japanese garden has to be the most peaceful of all gardens I’ve seen. Giving a feeling of mysticism even to an atheist that cannot deny the tranquility of this well put together garden with waterways, fountains and dense shrubbery. The garden will bring...More

Thank Patrick W
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Wonderful site, so clam and in full bloom. Very instructive we enjoy it very much, it is one of the best places.

Thank flexitravel22
Reviewed 23 May 2017

So so beautiful and relaxing. I would recommend taking a book and a lunch and spending a few hours !

Thank nicole s
University Land Endowments
An area as rich in history as it is in natural beauty,
the expansive parkland of the University Land
Endowments is protected by the city in cooperation
with the University of British Columbia. A large green
space studded by rose gardens, Japanese rock gardens,
botanic gardens, canopy walks, regional parkland, and
hiking trails, the University Land Endowments are a
breath of fresh air. Combining a commitment to
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Response from MonikaAjith | Reviewed this property |
Nitobe gardens is very much in the UBC campus. It is a Japanese garden. It is pretty, not too big. Also has a tea-ceremony - I think you need to book in advance. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen is a Chinese garden that is free.