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Address: Corner of 9th Avenue South and Mayor Magrath Drive | Next to Henderson Lake, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 3Z6 , Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-328-3511
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Description: The Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden is a Municipal Historic Resource providing...
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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Rated in the top 5 Japanese Gardens in North America

This is a small, but lovely garden. Make sure you take a guided tour, as you will get so much more out of your visit if you know the history of the garden, and what each area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Lethbridge, Canada
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Lethbridge, Canada
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a small, but lovely garden. Make sure you take a guided tour, as you will get so much more out of your visit if you know the history of the garden, and what each area represents.

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

Great advice, thank you very much for the review. More 

Lethbridge, Canada
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden - a beautiful place to relax, ponder, think, dream. Even though it is in the heart of the city, you can't hear it. The gardens are beautiful, well cared for, and so green and tranquil. I sat there on a bench near the soothing running waters for a long long time watching the birds, the clouds... More 

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

Thank you for the review. We are glad hear you were able to enjoy the peace and tranquillity produced by the elements of the Garden. More 

Bloomfield, Canada
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47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a must see. While it is somewhat small, the beauty and quiet will make you slow down to appreciate all the details.

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

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are glad to hear you were able to slow down and appreciate all of the elements of the garden. More 

Cranbrook, B.C.
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We were greeted warmly and the hostess are so friendly and knowledgeable! Beautiful!!! The Gardens are a wonderful place to explore, I had come as a child and brought my daughter with me. She absolutely enjoyed it.

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

Thank you for the great review. We are very happy to hear you and your daughter enjoyed your visit to the Garden. More 

Lethbridge, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Is a most meaningful, peaceful celebration Obon festival. Lit floating lanterns in memory of loved ones - very peaceful evening. Have attended this ceremony for the last 3 years - is a beautiful evening.

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

We are happy to hear you enjoy visiting the Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden on Toro Nagashi. Thank you for your review and for your support over the last couple of years. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again. More 

Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Worth every minute of two drives from Calgary. Amazingly peaceful and very beautiful place. Have photo opp'd both in summer and autumn. Photographs I treasure and also submit to National Geographic. A special place high on the list of things to see and do in southern Alberta. A great spot to stop on the way to the US or BC... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your wonderful pictures and for submitting them to National Geographic. We are glad to hear you have thoroughly enjoyed visiting the garden over the years. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again some time. More 

OK
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124 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A small but very nice garden. The staff was very good. They also have an interesting gift shop. We bought small wooden vases that had been carved from scrap wood in the garden

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

Thank you very much for your kind words. We greatly appreciate your review and we are glad you were able to take a little piece of your visit home with you. More 

Missoula, Montana
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216 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was our second visit - our first choice of things to do when in Lethbridge and this time we brought a friend. It is beautiful, interesting and peaceful. Take a leisurely walk through or stay for a long time.

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

Thank you for the review. We are happy to hear you enjoy visiting the garden. We appreciate your long term support and hope to see you again someday. More 

Edmonton
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was a excellent stop .. Learned a lot about Japanese culture from our tour guide. Very good place to stop to relax after a long drive . Now i know all about Japanese Gardens

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

Thank you for the great review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed learning about the Japanese culture and architecture. More 

Bowling Green, Ohio
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99 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a long-standing tourist attraction in Lethbridge. You basically get to walk into this Japanese house (old-style Japan) and look at some beautiful Japanese gardens with a big bell bong. It's small but beautiful. Do it once and that'll be enough. Do it in the summer or fall. Doubt that they are open in the winter. :-)

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Thank you for the review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. More 

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