Kasugai Japanese Garden

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Dawn-Luv C
Kelowna5 contributions
This is NOT to be missed when visiting downtown Kelowna. It's heaven to simply sit and enjoy the greenery while I"m eating lunch or enjoying a coffee. It's the perfect way to find peace for a few minutes if you're waiting for a bus or a dinner reservation nearby.
Written January 5, 2021
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lisacher
Brandon, Canada153 contributions
What a beautiful gem in downtown Kelowna! Its very well cared for. Its a bit hard to find. We were on the Taste of Kelowna food tour which was great to learn a bit about the beautiful park and the fish in the pond.
Written August 14, 2022
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jzrtogo
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Its a small garden park in the middle of downtown. Smart design, the perfect place for a rest and some peace if you are travel weary. Pick up a sandwich at a local deli, relax and enjoy your lunch overlooking the koi pond. A great way to recharge.
Written June 15, 2020
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PookyCake
Victoria, Canada13,071 contributions
Opened in 1987 “to demonstrate the friendship and union between Kelowna and its sister city in Kasugai, Japan,” the Kasugai Gardens is a lovely moment of Zen in the busy city. This small garden features traditional elements notable in Japanese gardens, such as beautiful stonework, mini waterfalls and a pond stocked with large – beautiful – Koi fish. Taken together, these elements bring us a calming presence and allow for moments of personal reflection.

When we patronized this hidden gem of a site, BC was in the midst of a record heatwave. As such, we didn’t spend a significant amount of time exploring the garden, but we made sure to appreciate the intricate detail and planning that’s gone into this place. It speaks much to, and highlights, the importance of building cultural connections with communities near and far.

And while I wouldn’t go as far as an earlier reviewer and declare Kasugai Gardens “Like a miniature Butchart,” it is nevertheless a beautiful place to visit – and a must on any Kelowna itinerary.
Written October 16, 2021
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kelledstyle
Montreal, Canada833 contributions
Friends
This tiny garden is a hidden gem! It was cloudy the day we visited the garden but we were able to appreciate its beauty. I have only one suggestion concerning the plants featured in the garden. It would be interesting to add a little name tag describing the plants. For more pictures, visit my IG (@kelledstyle) :-)
Written July 19, 2020
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benjietrip
Red Deer, Canada270 contributions
Friends
This little garden was peaceful and well maintained... visited here in the off season so we were the only ones in the garden. It was very well groomed. the ducks and fish in the garden were a great addition to it. if you have a few minutes to spare i would recommend that you take the time to tour this small but tranquil garden!
Written June 24, 2012
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Jenny M
Okanagan Valley, Canada200 contributions
We enjoyed a quiet, calm walk through the Kasugai Japanese Garden on a very warm May long weekend. So relaxing and beautiful.
Written May 23, 2015
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anhtrann
Calgary, Canada132 contributions
Friends
Its a nice garden and its not very big. You could see it in like 10 minutes if you wanted. Its hidden right behind city hall right on Water St.
Written July 9, 2014
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KelownaMama
West Kelowna, Canada20 contributions
Family
The garden is tiny, not somewhere you can explore. It takes maybe 5minutes to see the whole thing. It is lovely, but when we went it was full of interesting characters and people smoking pot. I felt like it might be a hangout for drug deals. Not unsafe, but not ideal for a walk with our son.
Written June 8, 2013
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ryanthomas2018
Canada6 contributions
Nice arrangements of shrubs and a large coy pond with a walking trail that goes around the perimeter of the gardens with various small bridges. The reason for the 3 star rating is I thought it was going to be larger based on the other reviews. We spent 15-20 minutes at the gardens.
Written May 7, 2019
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