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Quiet and serene

This is a lovely garden in which to spend some quiet contemplative time. It was particularly... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
Keremeos, Canada
A little jewel on the shores of Lake Okanagan

The Okanagan lakeshore in Penticton has lots to offer the visitor, including this wonderful little... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2018
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

The Japanese Garden is small but cleverly laid-out, featuring a huge koi pond, small stream & bridge, and several seating areas right next to Okanagan lake and the art gallery. It's a great place to take your coffee and a book, or just a quick...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

This is a lovely garden in which to spend some quiet contemplative time. It was particularly pleasant on a sunny late Fall afternoon when the tourists have gone and the foliage is showing its colours. Sitting watching the very large Koi swimming lazily in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

The garden is a little run down but still elegant in it's own way. I love watching the huge Koi in the pond.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

My wife and I walked through the gardens while strolling through the beach area. It is a nice, peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding beaches. It's not very large but what is presented in this small area is very nice. Certainly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We cut through here on our way downtown after breakfast by the Marina. It was quiet and clean. The walls blocked out the rest of town.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank giffenk
Reviewed August 7, 2018

It was a pleasant place to walk through, and sit on a bench in the shade. We did not like it that people were smoking marijuana in a little side path. Highlight is the koi in in the pond. It is very small and has...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

While waiting for my family Sea-Dooing, went to the Japanese Garden - it was ok. It was lacking the feel of Japanese culture. Nice break on my walk though

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank virginiaw0ng
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Come early morning and bring your meditation mat. It is surprisingly quiet and delightfully peaceful

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank savouritall_karen
Reviewed June 6, 2018

The Okanagan lakeshore in Penticton has lots to offer the visitor, including this wonderful little Japanese Garden. We've been to Japan, and it was heartening to see the beautiful "Tori" entrance on the west side - it just beckons one to cross the little bridge...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BenLar137
Reviewed January 7, 2018

Although I have visited these gardens many times during the summer months, my first winter tour was also wonderful. The gardens take on a whole different look when covered in snow. I have not had the opportunity to visit Penticton's sister city, Ikeda, in Japan...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Response from Diane P | Reviewed this property |
The garden area is not huge but the paths thru and around it provide a nice view of all flowers when in blossom at various times of the year. Azaleas are stunning and there is a well stocked koi pond with a wharf to walk... More