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Nitobe Memorial Garden

Address: 2329 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
Phone Number: 604 822 6038
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Ranked #13 of 162 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Vancouver, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The garden is in a remote corner of the UBC campus but its an absolutely wonderful place. Its considered one of the best Japanese gardens outside of Japan. Its small and easy to work your way through. Beautiful koi in the pond at the centre and a traditional tea house.

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Dublin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is a very beautiful garden which conveys a great sense harmony and tranquillity. A wonderful place to meditate and reflect on life.

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Vancouver, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I was lucky enough to visit the garden on a guided tour of UBC. Though small, the garden beautifully mimics a traditional Japanese garden for its simplicity and serenity. Depending on your temperament, you can either spend a few minutes enjoying its magnificence or a few hours basking in the retreat's glory on one of the benches scattered throughout for... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is a gorgeous, peaceful garden. It is well worth visiting if you are visiting the UBC campus. It is designed to look nice in any season. Tea ceremonies are hosted occasionally in the tea house on site.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is the place where I like to go when I need to centre and reconnect with myself. It's a concentration of extreme natural beauty in a small garden. This is the place where spirituality and connection with nature makes sense to me. The garden is kept in immaculate shape and I do recommend that you attend the tea ceremony.... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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35 reviews 35 reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

In addition to the beautiful japanese style garden, I had an amazing and deep experience while taking part in a Tea Ceremony, where you can witness the formal preparation of tea and participate as guest in this wonderful japanese practice. You can check it out here: http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/nitobe/tea-ceremonies Highly recommended!

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Vancouver, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went on an overcast, cold day. Lots of greenery, not much flowers. Very zen like. Great place to think and appreciate who you are and all that is around you. Free parking on the street.

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This garden is not only tranquil but has exquisite attention to details that the Japanese gardens are famous for. It is not very big but e prepared to spend some time soaking in the atmosphere.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

One of the best Japan Garden I have ever seen... Every corner of the garden has a different meaning of life

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Vancouver, Canada
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51 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Beautiful garden to sit and relax, in the rain or shine. The colour and atmosphere changes throughout the seasons, and coupled with a visit to the rose garden and botanic gardens on the UBC campus this is a great afternoon out.

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