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Nitobe Memorial Garden

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Nitobe Garden -- Meditate

I was at Nitobe Garden as part of the Tourism Challenge in May 2018. Instead of just getting the... read more

Reviewed January 27, 2019
chiching1007
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Vancouver, Canada
A bit hard to find but well worth the effort

Maybe it's just me as I age but I had to drive around a bit and finally asked a student where it... read more

Reviewed January 23, 2019
Chrisinkingwood2
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Houston, Texas
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Nitobe Memorial Garden is a Japanese tea and stroll garden ranked consistently in the top 5 Japanese Gardens in North America. A place of reflection, where each step reveals a new harmony.
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Reviewed January 27, 2019

I was at Nitobe Garden as part of the Tourism Challenge in May 2018. Instead of just getting the stamp, I stayed for an hour or more to enjoy the gardens and experience the great atmosphere to meditate. If you want peace and quiet, this...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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UBCgarden, Manager at Nitobe Memorial Garden, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2019

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed January 23, 2019

Maybe it's just me as I age but I had to drive around a bit and finally asked a student where it was and finally got there. The garden is very nice, even in January. Has a very Asian feel to it. A lot of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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UBCgarden, Manager at Nitobe Memorial Garden, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2019

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed December 20, 2018

Found this garden by chance after a trip to the Museum of Anthropology. This is beautifully planted and set out, and provides a very serene and restful location. It works best if you walk round slowly using the guidance notes, and pausing where suggested. I...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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UBCgarden, Manager at Nitobe Memorial Garden, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2019

Thank you for leaving us a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed December 1, 2018

Restful, beautiful, lovely walk garden makes a trip to Vancouver special. If you love Japan, this will bring back memories.

Date of experience: March 2018
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UBCgarden, Manager at Nitobe Memorial Garden, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thank you for your feedback! We hope to see you again.

Reviewed November 11, 2018

We visited these gardens many years ago when we were students at UBC. They say you can't go back. but if you are going back to these gardens, yes you can. The theme is of course greens upon greens, but with a late October visit,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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UBCgarden, Manager at Nitobe Memorial Garden, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thank you for your kind feedback. We hope to see you back at the garden to experience the garden's other seasonal colors.

Reviewed October 14, 2018

A beautifully maintained quiet garden, in easy walking distance from the Museum of Anthropology. It is a serene oasis of lovely grace.

Date of experience: October 2018
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UBCgarden, Manager at Nitobe Memorial Garden, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thank you!

Reviewed October 10, 2018

A beautiful day in October. The quiet & tranquil views. Koi coming to the surface. The rushing water & small waterfalls. The sun on the changing autumn leaves. I could have spent all day there.

Date of experience: October 2018
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UBCgarden, Manager at Nitobe Memorial Garden, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed October 1, 2018

Beautiful Japanese garden, very relaxing to visit and wander around the lovely landscaped grounds. It was slightly disconcerting to also have a party with five very loud, bored and ill-behaved children who ran around, shrieked continuously and climbed things as if they were in a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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UBCgarden, Manager at Nitobe Memorial Garden, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed September 30, 2018

The Nitobe gardens are very nicely done, and well laid out. From the reflecting pond, the ornamental bridge, and the tea house, to the variety of well manicured plants, it's a refreshing breath of Japan. Look for the packaged prices for multiple attractions at UBC...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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UBCgarden, Manager at Nitobe Memorial Garden, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your review :)

Reviewed September 9, 2018

You can easily do this as well as the Museum of Anthropology it is < 5mins walk away. Beautiful tranquil garden. There is an explanatory sheet which explains more, however we'd just done 3hrs in MOA and we were too tired to concentrate, to get...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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UBCgarden, Manager at Nitobe Memorial Garden, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

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I have only visited the gardens in April . Most of the flowers had not yet bloomed and I just caught the end of the cherry blossoms blooming. I still enjoyed it immensely . The leaves that do change colour will probably be... More
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Response from MonikaAjith | Reviewed this property |
Nitobe gardens is very much in the UBC campus. It is a Japanese garden. It is pretty, not too big. Also has a tea-ceremony - I think you need to book in advance. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen is a Chinese garden that is free.
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