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Nitobe Memorial Garden

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Address: 1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
Phone Number: 604 822 6038
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Attractive Japanese Garden

Since there is an admission fee, the visitor should bring a good book, preferably one that encourages contemplation of one's life. The garden is small but very attractive, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Since there is an admission fee, the visitor should bring a good book, preferably one that encourages contemplation of one's life. The garden is small but very attractive, and should be on the must-see list of anyone who visits the UBC campus.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Although not as large as similar gardens, such as the one in Portland, this garden on the UBC campus is gorgeous and serene.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Nitobe Gardens is the perfect place to relax, in any season, and most days of the year. They even have an authentic tea-house where you can book for watching the tea ceremony performed.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Lovely, peaceful, modest size, modest entry fee, short walk to UBC Anthropology Museum, Park in area or at Anthropology Museum, benches for meditation, handicap access

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Beautiful and serene. Lose yourself in a classical Japanese garden and forget the outside world for an hour. Admission by donation

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South West Rocks, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

After a walk to find these gardens I was disapointed at the upkeep. Ponds were not clean and there was a general air of neglect. I would not recommend walking in the streets around here as there were homeless begging on the streets.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Nitobe Gardens are across from the Museum of Anthropology on the UBC campus in Vancouver and would be a wonderful place for visitors to go and contemplate after a visit to the museum. Calming and beautiful at any time of the year, Spring is a favourite when cherry blossom trees are in bloom. The Nitobe as well as the... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

If you could get in for free or if you were already set to visit the incredible Museum of Anthropology a couple of blocks away I would say go for it. Otherwise pass. They have some nice second growth native trees but otherwise it seems like they put in a couple of concrete pagoda type things and a few koi... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Just in behind the Asian Centre, this gem is really a sleeper! It follows the theme of life with Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter. It is a very peaceful place to get away from the worries of exams or life! Or just to visit and enjoy the splendid gardens. Perhaps an understanding of Japanese gardens and meditative spots would help to... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Beautifully landscaped gardens. Promotes calm and mindfulness. Carefully manicured shrubs and plants with bridges and statues throughout. Loved the muted colours and quiet serenity.

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