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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
Phone Number:
+1 403-328-3511
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Pretty in Winter, too.

We went to see the lights on New Year's Eve. Gardens are quite pretty all covered in snow and the lights made for a peaceful atmosphere. Wagon rides and hot chocolate made my kids... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lethbridge, Canada
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Lethbridge, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see the lights on New Year's Eve. Gardens are quite pretty all covered in snow and the lights made for a peaceful atmosphere. Wagon rides and hot chocolate made my kids very happy.

Thank betterthantarzan
Manitoba, Canada
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this place a handful of times, the last time being for the ringing of the bell on New Year's Eve. The garden was lit up with twinkly lights and I'm surprised they didn't do this earlier! The park was attractive, there was a horse-drawn wagon ride, and green tea. The main building is beautiful and picturesque and is great... More 

Thank poco95
Calgary, Canada
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57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well... this is Canada and we are still in the early part of spring on the plains at the foot of the Rockies! Unfortunately, today, they were closed for the season. It is good for a 15 minute stop to checkout the viewable shrubs and trees. We look forward to appreciating, in the summer, ALL of the hard work put... More 

Thank CarbonWave
Edmonton, Canada
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

excellence in serenity of a Japanese Garden. Learn lots about the significance, meaning, value and cultural aspect of Japanese Garden. Staff are pleasant and share their knowledge about the garden cultural significance.

Thank bnlw
Cardston, Canada
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45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Feels like you have blinked and are in Japan. It is very peaceful and serene. The flowers and Schrubs are manicured to perfection. The water displays add to the ambience of the whole place. Wonderful place to get away from your busy world and let you mind rejuvenate.

Thank rick w
Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We enjoyed 3 visits in 2016 in May, July and Dec. The Garden is small and a tour takes very little time. It is beautiful. I like that the Garden hosts interesting events: movie nights, Pokemon events, dinner and date nights, special cultural experiences, and Winter lights. The Winter lights were stunning.

Thank Norma B
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I have been here for a long time ago. The place is small but nice for taking a rest in summer hot day. I also take part in a tea ceremony and it's quite interesting.

Thank Ái Mỹ L
Lethbridge, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Wonderful, relaxing, zen! So peaceful. Try to go when they are serving tea in the pagoda. Make sure you make a wish and sound the gong.

Thank 279canadiantravelers
Lethbridge, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This authentic Japanese garden is a place of quiet solitude and simple beauty. Not to be missed when in lethbridge.

Thank Brian W
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

The staff are phenomenal. Very helpful and want you to be happy. The venue is beautifully manicured and absolutely well maintained.

Thank Salina J

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