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Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden

| P.O. 751, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 3Z6 , Canada
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Lethbridge
Type: Gardens
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English first
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This small, pleasing garden makes a welcome tranquil diversion, likely as part of a longer walk around the attractive artificial lake it abuts. The latter is part of the municipal parks system and is well used and maintained. Given its celebrity I might have expected a larger venue but it served me well as a place to mellow out and... More

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We visited on a week day and had a pleasurable walk through the garden. Not too many people around. Staff willingly answered questions and even found out about another attration's opening hours.

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Orlando, Florida
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27 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The area of the garden is fairly small in acreage although it's bordered by Henderson Lake Park. With an admission charge of 8 CAD, I was expecting a bit more but the Canadian version of a Japanese garden (the plants were generally native to Canada to survive the harsh winters) offered a pleasant and tranquil environment complete with Japanese inspired... More

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Lethbridge, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

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
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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93 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
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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