We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Mayor Magrath Drive S | Next to Henderson Lake, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 3Z6 , Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-328-3511
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 232 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 119
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
A Quick Stop for Tranquilty and Culture

I love these gardens, I have been a season pass owner for 2 years now and try to get to the gardens at least once week. Although small it is a good place for a stroll and to just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kevlore
,
Lethbridge, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

232 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 226: English reviews
Lethbridge, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love these gardens, I have been a season pass owner for 2 years now and try to get to the gardens at least once week. Although small it is a good place for a stroll and to just relax and enjoy. If you get a chance I recommend stopping by the gardens during a light rain, the sounds, smells,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kevlore
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

These Japanese inspired gardens in Lethbridge are beautiful and very peaceful to wander through. The highly manicured trees and shrubbery have been carefully tended over the years in order to show them off to their best advantage. The waterfall sends water running throughout the gardens and is a focal point. Everywhere there are areas that you can sit and contemplate... More 

Helpful?
Thank Susan C
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Here on business and walked this site after eating at a nearby sushi spot. This garden is amazing; a huge amount of effort has gone into making it a symmetrical, peaceful garden consistant with traditional Japanese designs. A tad pricey for some to enter, but the staff were plentiful and pleasant.

Helpful?
Thank Chris K
Lethbridge, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful gardens in the middle of the city. Really well cared for. It's definitely a must see on any visit to Lethbridge

Helpful?
Thank tyke655
NYJG, Public Relations Manager at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. We hope that you are able to visit the Nikka Yuko again soon. More 

Lethbridge, Canada
Level Contributor
33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Take a guided tour to get the most out of the beauty, culture and history that this Canadian/Japanese Friendship Garden has to offer. You can purchase a seasonal pass and enjoy the garden in various weather. Be sure to ask about all the effort that went in to the original design; it's quite fascinating. Check their website and come on... More 

Helpful?
Thank Diane D
NYJG, Public Relations Manager at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, responded to this review

Great advice! Taking one of our 3 daily tours is the best way to learn about the history, aesthetic and philosophy of Nikka Yuko and Japanese gardens in general. The season pass is an affordable way to allow repeated viewings throughout the season (Family pass is only $40). Thanks you for your support and review. More 

Lethbridge, Canada
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These gardens are so beautifully maintained and very tranquil. Some very nice places to sit and enjoy the view. A bit of history and a lot of beautiful things to see along the way.

Helpful?
Thank jewels033
NYJG, Public Relations Manager at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and support. More 

Lethbridge, Canada
Level Contributor
102 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful authentic Japanese garden established next to Henderson Lake in 1967 to celebrate contributions made by Japanese Canadians in the Lethbridge area. A garden designer/architect from Japan was engaged to develop the project. The garden embodies all facets of Japanese philosophy with waterfalls, ponds, rocks, flowers, trees and shrubs in addition to a teahouse. There is also... More 

Helpful?
Thank giddles2
NYJG, Public Relations Manager at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden. Thank you for your kind words and advice to those visiting Lethbridge. More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
138 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't planned to visit this but had a few hours spare and came across this place after a quick internet search. It's located next to a big lake and park in the city. There is a small traditional style Japanese house and beautiful water gardens creating a serene and tranquil setting.

Helpful?
Thank SeemsTVL
NYJG, Public Relations Manager at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are glad that you able to explore a new part of Lethbridge. More 

Port Colborne ON
Level Contributor
124 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were certainly not disappointed with this venue ! How tranquil and serene. Master gardeners at work throughout trimming pruning, and cleaning to keep everything as it should be. Relaxing pathways over and past the rippling water as well as the nature around you make you forget your troubles and worries for a while !! If it were closer we'd... More 

Helpful?
Thank Old-Grapes
NYJG, Public Relations Manager at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Nikka Yuko, we hope to see you again soon. Our master gardeners do a truly amazing job of pruning and maintaining the garden in a very very challenging climate. More 

Lethbridge, Canada
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't describe the wonderful care and attention to detail that is given to this beautiful garden in the middle of Lethbridge! It is so well cared for and loved by all. Serenity, tranquility, peacefulness and culture, all there for you! Don't miss it! It's amazing!

Helpful?
Thank BonnieB154919
NYJG, Public Relations Manager at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, responded to this review

Nikka Yuko is a wonderful place to meditate, relax and reflect. We are happy that you enjoyed your trip to the garden and thank you for support and review. More 

Travelers who viewed Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden also viewed

Lethbridge, Alberta
Lethbridge, Alberta
 

Been to Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?