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Nitobe Memorial Garden

2329 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
604 822 6038
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Ranked #25 of 184 attractions in Vancouver
Type: Gardens
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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Very well maintained Japanese garden. Small waterfall central pond and smaller pond and paths around perimeter. Nice peaceful vide even when crowded

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Vancouver
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Vancouver has the good fortune to have one of the most authentic and beautiful Japanese gardens in North America. Quiet, serene, aesthetically inviting, this garden is one of the hidden gems of the city.

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regina, sk
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Once we managed to find parking this was a lovely garden to visit. It was serene, beautiful and a nice escape from the bustle of downtown Vancouver. The handout they provide at the desk that explains the design of the gardens made it a lot more interesting and easy to appreciate the thought process behind the layout. It was smaller... More

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vancouver bc
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157 reviews 157 reviews
79 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Although it is small it is an oasis in the middle of the jungle. The garden is a nice quiet spot to visit. There is a pond in the middle with paths and bridges to wander about. Very peaceful.

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Sydney, Australia
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226 reviews 226 reviews
140 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Nitobe is a very beautiful, peaceful garden, albeit quite small. It is quite difficult to get to by bus and there are no toilet facilities there. However Canadian hospitality is amazing the gentleman at the kiosk was so friendly and helpful. He told us to use the toilet facilities at the Museum of Anthropology which is about a 4 to... More

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Burnaby, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Stepping into this garden immediately awakens your senses with the peacefulness abound. At every angle there is something in the air that beckons you to feast your sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell. There are Bridges, ponds, streams, waterfalls, Koi, small statues, stone lanterns, flowers, a variety of trees and with ceremonial tea if you desire. I can see why... More

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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120 reviews 120 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

The garden is very lovely, but I personally did not think it was worth the $12 price of admission, plus the price of public parking. I was disappointed that it was not larger and did not have many places for sitting and relaxing. We made a special trip from downtown Vancouver to visit the garden, based on reviews. Maybe if... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Nitobe is a beautiful Japanese garden at UBC. It is a very mature garden, which I first visited 45 years ago while a student. I try to visit every spring for the blossoms, as it is just fabulous. Nitobe is also a wonderful place to go if you just want to sit in a quiet and beautiful place to spend... More

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vancouver
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56 reviews 56 reviews
4 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

To really appreciate this extraordinary garden, please ensure you take a tour from one of the friendly "FOGS" Friends of the Garden associated with the University's Botanical Garden. From them, you will learn about who Nitobe was, his extraordinary life, and why this classical garden was designed in his name. This garden takes you through the traditional "walk of life"... More

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Constanta, Romania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

A beautiful "island" of Japanese gardening tradition. An oasis of tranquility, exceptional plants and oriental atmosphere!

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