Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden  
Admission Rates
Adults - $9.00
Seniors (60+) - $6.00
Youth (6 to 17 years) - $4.00 Children (5 and under) - Free 
   
 
Cultural Experiences

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Day
​Toro Nagashi
Sensu (Folding Fan) Decorating
Bonseki
Yukata Dressing
Teru Teru Bozu
Kimono Display
Kendo
Koinobori
Calligraphy (Shuji)
Japanese Tea Ceremony
Bonsai
Chopstick Lessons
Iaido (Japanese Sword Demonstration)
Ikebana
Taiko Drums (Wadaiko)
​Fukuwarai
Bon Odori Dance
Origami



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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Day

After the end of WWII, the paper crane became an internationally recognized symbol of peace through the tragic yet inspiring events of Sadako Sasaki. Sadako was 2-years old at the time of the bombing... More Information

 
 

​Toro Nagashi

Toro Nagashi marks the end of Obon, a three day festival, where ancestors are celebrated. People invite the souls of their ancestors back into their homes to be honored. Obon stretches over 3 days... More Information

 
 

Sensu (Folding Fan) Decorating

Originally sensu (folding fans) were used by men of higher class to write notes in. Today, men and women primarily use folding fans to cool off on a hot summer day. Throughout the year, the Nikka... More Information

 
 

Bonseki

Bonseki is an ancient Japanese art where miniature landscapes of nature are interpreted on black lacquer boards with ground white rock in varying sizes (fine sand to pebble size) used to create different... More Information

 
 

Yukata Dressing

During the Yukata Dressing guests will get the opportunity to try on and learn about the traditional outfit worn by Japanese women. Males who attend the event will have the chance to try on a Japanese... More Information

 
 

Teru Teru Bozu

teru-teru-bōzu is a handmade doll which is supposed to have the magical power to bring good weather and prevent a rainy day. Traditionally, Japanese farmers began hanging teru-teru-bōzu outside of... More Information

 
 

Kimono Display

Come explore Nikka Yuko's extensive collection of authentic Japanese Kimonos. The kimono is the formal clothing worn by Japanese during special occasion, such as a weddings or a visit of an honoured... More Information

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Kendo

Kendo “sword way”, is the Japanese martial art in which two individuals use bamboo swords and protective armour to battle against one another. Kendo training is quite noisy in comparison... More Information

 
 

Koinobori

Koinobori is a long colorful streamer in the shape of a koi fish, used to celebrate the happiness of children. Koinobori streamers are a common site all over Japan during Golden Week, a week-long... More Information

 
 

Calligraphy (Shuji)

Art of beautiful, stylized, or elegant handwriting or lettering with pen or brush and ink. It involves the correct formation of characters, the ordering of the various parts, and the harmony of proportions.... More Information
 
 

Japanese Tea Ceremony

Take part in a time-honoured tradition and share a bowl of tea, prepared by hostesses schooled in the tea traditions of Japan. More Information
 
 

Bonsai

Bonsai, "meaning potted plant," is the art of aesthetic miniaturization of trees by growing them in containers. Originating in Chinese penjing “tray scenery”, Japanese bonsai developed... More Information
 
 

Chopstick Lessons

Have you ever struggled to use chopsticks before? You are not alone. Learn how to use chopsticks from the masters. Take this skill home with you and impress your family... More Information

 
 

Iaido (Japanese Sword Demonstration)

Iaidō, is a Japanese martial art associated with smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard, striking or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing... More Information
 
 

Ikebana

In contrast to the massing of blooms typical of flower arrangement in western countries, Japanese flower arrangement is based on the line of twigs and/or leaves, filled in with a small number of blooms.... More Information
 
 

Taiko Drums (Wadaiko)

There is a rich history behind the Japanese musical instrument Taiko Drums, also known as Wadaiko.  Originally Taiko Drums were used in theater and later on were used in times of war. Now a... More Information

 
 

​Fukuwarai

Fukuwarai is a Japanese game that has been enjoyed for hundreds of years by Japanese families. Now commonly played at New Years, friends and families gather and try to correctly place facial features... More Information

 
 

Bon Odori Dance

Traditional dances performed in the streets during the summer Obon festival. More Information
 
 

Origami

The Japanese art of folding paper into shapes representing flowers or animals. More Information
 
 
  Located on the corner of 9th Avenue South and Mayor Magrath Drive

(Next to Henderson Lake) in Lethbridge, Alberta - Canada

Phone: (403) 328-3511 Fax: (403) 328-0511

Email: info@nikkayuko.com
   
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