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Know Before You Go

Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden is a 4-acre garden in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. The garden provides a peaceful retreat and cultural experience. It showcases traditional Japanese landscaping and architecture, with a Kyoto Pavilion, water features, rocks, and a dry-rock garden. Visitors can stroll, attend tea ceremonies, and learn about the history of Japanese ancestry in Southern Alberta.


The Garden is officially open!

General Admission:

Adult: $13.50

Senior: $12.50

Gakusei [Student]: $10.00
(Ages 6-17 or students with ID)

5 & Under: FREE

Admission Packages:

Tomodachi (Friendship) Package: $26.00
(Includes admissions, drinks, and cookies for two people)

Gakusei (Student) Package: $12.00
(Ages 6 – 17 or students with ID. Includes admission, drink, and cookie.)

Kazoku (Family) Package: $60.00
(Includes admissions, drinks, and cookies for five people)

Purchase Admission

Garden Hours (July & August):

Sunday: 9:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Monday: 9:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 9:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM- 8:00 PM

Bunka Centre:

  • Tickets
  • Gift Shop
  • Cleo’s Cafe (featuring Hinode artwork)
  • Robert Hironaka Exhibit
  • Memory Capture Booth
  • Rental Spaces
  • Washrooms



  • Tea Pavilion (with exhibits, dry rock garden & washrooms)
  • Wishing well
  • Azumaya
  • Friendship Bell
  • Prairie Garden
  • Kamakura Dome

  • No pets, only trained service animals – please allow a staff member to assist you before entering the tea pavilion.
  • No drone photography/filming at any time
  • Guests must remove their shoes or wear shoe covers inside the tea pavilion to protect the floors.
  • No outside food or drinks are allowed inside the garden. We ask that no food or beverages besides bottled water be brought into the tea pavilion.
  • Please silence your cell phones and refrain from talking on them while in the garden. Take the time to unplug and relax.
  • No smoking or vaping is allowed inside the garden.


The Society Board, Management, Staff, and Volunteers will not tolerate aggressive and inappropriate comments and behaviours.

Guests will be asked to leave or stop the behaviours immediately and maybe asked to leave the Garden if the problem persists.  To be a part of the Friendship Experience we must treat everyone with respect including politeness and be mindful of individuals’ space.  

Have an annual pass to Nikka Yuko? Present your yearly pass card to the staff at the main gates for entry during regular business hours on any public day. You do not need to reserve your tickets ahead of time.

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