Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden Admission

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Days
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    Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden


The Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden offers you an unforgettable cultural experience, combining the beauty of nature in a serene setting. From the first spring blossom to the final autumn leaf, the Garden is an oasis of tranquility. Step through the entrance gate, leave the bustle of everyday city life behind, and refresh your senses. A host or hostess in traditional Japanese clothing will greet you and highlight the Garden's many features, or give you a guided tour. See our calendar of events at for ongoing and different cultural events, performances and demonstrations.

Know More about this tour

Established during Canadas Centennial in 1967, Nikka Yuko was built to recognize contributions made by citizens of Japanese ancestry to the multi-cultural community of Lethbridge, Alberta, and as a symbol of international friendship. Its name was created from the Japanese words Ni (from Nihon meaning Japan), ka from Kanada or Canada, and Yuko, which translates as "friendship" to mean Japan-Canada friendship.
Nikka Yuko expresses the merging of Japanese and Canadian culture in a garden rich in symbolism. It captures the signature of the southern Alberta landscape while simultaneously integrating traditional Japanese philosophy and symbols. Each element of the garden has been carefully chosen and maintained to bind the entire garden together in perfect harmony.


  • Admission ticket
  • Optional guided garden tours at 10:00am, 2:00pm and 4:00pm daily. Please contact Nikka Yuko for group tours of over ten.
  • Daily Cultural Activity from 10:00am to 12:00pm. 
  • Performances, Demonstrations andPpresentations dates are located on calendar on website.
  • Some events may require tickets. Please check website for more information
  • Other exclusive tour packages and activities available. Please see our website for the Sunset Sake, Nodate, Horticultural and Historical Tour Packages
  • Reflexology and Yoga available drop in and bookings. Please contact Nikka Yuko for more information. or see our website at


  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attraction

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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.

Guide dogs for the blind/handicapped are permitted in the Garden area only.

The Garden is a smoke-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.