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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 (Starting May 11):

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- 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM- 6:00 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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Stay updated with events and experiences at the garden!

Events Experiences
Always a delight to visit the gardens. This year we took part in a Sake Tasting (highly recommend) and enjoyed the festival of lights. There's a great gift shop on site.
TheFoodietravelers V&K
TheFoodietravelers V&K
The winter festival is a nice way to spend 30 minutes of your time. Beautiful lights. If you purchase your tickets at the door you get a cookie and hot chocolate included with your admission price. That is not the same as the online price. It would be nice though if they added a few more places with a little more fires and it would also be nice if you could a full poop. But otherwise a nice little place.
Brenda Impey
Brenda Impey
Japanese Gardens Lethbridge are a delight! The winter lights festival 2024 was enchanting!
Sharalyn Patching
Sharalyn Patching
Beautiful. Loved Loved the theme this year seasons. Seasons in Canada 🇨🇦
Rajesh RJZ
Rajesh RJZ
A good place to visit a light show with family and friends as a relaxed night out. Don't expect big and fancy things. They do provide complimentary drinks and cookies :)
Michael Bruining
Michael Bruining
Went for the light display and it was beautiful. It was an awesome date activity after dinner when it was nice and dark. All the staff were super friendly and helpful.
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