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Address: Mayor Magrath Drive S | Next to Henderson Lake, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 3Z6 , Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-328-3511
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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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summer retreat

spending an afternoon at Japanese Gardens is lovely, just lovely. Quiet, and gentle, it helps one breathe in the positive energy nature puts out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Eva And Tom S
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Lethbridge, Canada
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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

spending an afternoon at Japanese Gardens is lovely, just lovely. Quiet, and gentle, it helps one breathe in the positive energy nature puts out.

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Thank Eva And Tom S
NYJG, Manager at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for this heartfelt review. More 

Lethbridge, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I guess I may be a little biased since my first family member arrived in Lethbridge in 1930. As such I have spent quite a bit of time at the Japanese Garden over the years. Firstly as a child when I lived in the US and was here visiting my Grandparents and now as an adult living in Lethbridge myself.... More 

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Thank tj0w
NYJG, Manager at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this fantastic review. We greatly appreciate you and your families support over the years and we look forward to seeing you in the years to come. More 

Lethbridge, Canada
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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in the latter part of September when the fall colours were out and it was amazing. Not too sure if I would visit any other time of the year, since there really is not a whole lot to see.

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

Thank you for the review and for sharing your wonderful pictures. The Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden is very unique in the sense it is designed to emphasize different colors or features during the different seasons and weather conditions. For example, in the spring the Garden has been designed to emphasize the bright pink colors of the Crabapple Blossoms. On a... More 

Labrador City, NL
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the gardens during our honeymoon. We had a full day in car driving around southern Alberta. When we say the sign in town with directions to the garden we decided to check it out. The price was very affordable and the gardens were explained very well. We had a beautiful day and took a lot of pictures. It's... More 

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

Thank you for the great review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your tour of the Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden. Thank you for considering us as a stop on your honeymoon, we are happy to hear we helped make the trip memorable. More 

Lethbridge, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go several times a year with company, colleagues and family. It is relaxing and so enjoyable. The staff is amazing and very knowledgeable.

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

We are glad to hear you and your colleagues enjoy visiting Nikka Yuko. Thank you very much for the review. More 

Cardston
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

A peaceful park to walk in for relief of stress after a hectic day. The park is beautiful and well designed. I have just returned from Japan and this park is so much like the ones there. They are designed for beauty, calm and peace.

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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 enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere of the Garden. More 

Calgary, Canada
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Still one of the best Japanese gardens in Canada ! May to September best time to go as just starting to blossom in late May and finish off the year by Labour day. Worth a look if in Lethbridge

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

Thank you very much for your review and your kind words. We are glad to hear you enjoy the blossoms in May and the fall colors in September. More 

Lethbridge, Canada
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Has not changed much, Good if you are going for an event. Otherwise kind of boring for younger ages. Clean grounds though

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

Thank you for the review. We are saddened to hear you did not enjoy your visit. Although the physical aspects of the Garden do not change much from year to year, the cultural exhibits, activities and events do. Complimentary tours were added in 2015 to help explain the Garden’s historical and horticultural elements; the tours ran three times daily. From... More 

Coaldale, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Great for family outing. Fun to learn about the Japanese culture. An authentic home on the grounds and beautiful walkways.

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

Thank you for the wonderful review. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The garden is really lovely. The employees were very friendly and informative, and the meditation garden was truly serene. Entrance is, however, slightly overpriced ($9) for the size of the garden.

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

Thank you for the great review. We appreciate your kind words regarding our staff as well as your feedback regarding the price of admission. More 

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