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Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden

| P.O. 751, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 3Z6 , Canada
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Lethbridge
Type: Gardens
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Lethbridge, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We went to these gardens because they were so highly rated, but were disappointed. First, the garden is quite small. Second it is expensive ($8/adult) for being so small. Third, there was an obvious old (dirty) cup in the water, showing little attention to upkeep. Finally, some of the tree pruning was done incorrectly (it should not at all be... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

The Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden is becoming one of my favourite spots to visit in Lethbridge. Set on 4 acres on the west shore of Henderson Lake it offers a place of tranquility and peace, away from the hustle and bustle of life. The gardens are open daily from mid-May to mid-October from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is... More

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Northridge, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My wife and I are suckers for gardens and when we read about this one in Lethbridge, she said let's stop. Turns out it was right on our route. A pleasant diversion in a nice park. A nice garden with a different style than many of the other Japanese Gardens that I have been in. A good value.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Very small. Too much money for what it was. You would think everything in the park would be authentic but many of the benches were bought at local shops. Save your money and walk around Henderson lake.

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Alberta, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I visited the gardens last year and spent a delightful quiet hour or so wandering around these emmaculate grounds and the visitor's centre. I wish I had brought my paints or even my camera. I would like to visit the gardens during the evening when they have special events. The staff were friendly and informed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The ticket taker in the gift shop was so friendly, and helpful, as well as the guides in the tea ceremony building. The garden has been created and tended with great care. Each time you turn your head you see another scene that is like a picture worth framing.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The middle of the Alberta prairies is not where I'd expect to find a nicely manicured Japanese garden but, indeed, there it was. Of about average size, the garden does convey the calm tranquility one expects from a Japanese garden. The staff were attentive and friendly. Admission price might be a little much for a large family, but it's one... More

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Kalispell, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We visited May 25 and it was way too early for floral displays. The design beauty of the gardens is still impressive at that time. I expect blossoms to begin to appear in mid June. What is impressive to me is the pristine neatness of the garden and the quality of the tree pruning...a talent which I am sure often... More

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Alfred, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We visited in late May. The cherry blossoms were just about gone. Flowers not out yet. The gardens are very beautiful but limited in size. A tour around the gardens took less than an hour. many spots to stop for meditation and reflection. The traditional Japanese house is beautiful with many interesting doll displays. Highly recommend a visit. Very inexpensive... More

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Claresholm, AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

You will be met at the gate by an attendant dressed in traditional Japanese clothing. It's a beautifully landscaped area to wander...to enjoy and to relax. Watch the ducks, listen to the trickle of the water, and absorb the tranquility. A definite "must see", while in or visiting Lethbridge. Don't just go once if you live near here.... enjoy it... More

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