Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden
Admission Rates
Adults - $9.00
Seniors (60+) - $6.00
Youth (6 to 17 years) - $4.00 Children (5 and under) - FreeĀ 
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Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden season officially begins Saturday May 13th and the season runs to Sunday October 8th. Enjoy the Lethbridge Japanese Garden from the first cherry blossom to the last autumn leaf. The 2017 season is particularly important, as the Nikka Yuko will be marking the 50th anniversary of the opening of Centennial Garden. Be sure to visit during the main celebration July 14th and 15th. 


Regular operating hours are from 10:00am with final entry at 5:30pm. Please see our event calendar as the Garden regularly open for moonlight viewings. The Garden is open to the public everyday of the week during the operating season.

During the month of May the Garden will be opening early for morning coffee service. Guests are welcome to visit the Garden at 7:30am, and may enjoy a cup of coffee from within the Garden from     8:00 am to 10:00  am (the Garden typically does not allow outside food or drink). 

Enjoy a quiet moment of contemplation with a hot cup of coffee from Cuppers Coffee.


Taking a garden tour with one of our knowledgeable hosts or hostesses is the best way to learn about and appreciate Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden. The staff are knowledgeable about the Garden's history, design and the Japanese-Canadian experience. 

Tours typically last between 30 to 45 minutes and can be tailored to the wishes and interests of the guests. 

Tours begin from the main Garden gate at 1:00pm and 3:00pm. All tours are included with the cost of admission.


Adults - $9.00

Seniors (60+) - $6.00

Youth (6 to 17 years) - $4.00

Children (5 and under) - Free

Group Tours - refer to "Group Tours & Photo Sessions"

Your admission gains access to the Garden, the Visitors Centre, public tours and cultural events and activities. For a detailed event schedule visit here

2017 Season Passes:

Single - $25.00

Couples-$30.00-  *****NEW FOR 2017********

Family (Four Family Members) - $40.00

Additional Family Member $10.00/person

For more information on season pass benefits click here.

All admission rates and season passes include GST. The Garden accepts Visa, MasterCard, Debit, certified cheques or cash.

Wheelchair Accessibility: 

Partial access only.  Garden pathways are easily accessible.  As the floor in the Pavilion is extremely fragile, shoes are not allowed.  However, deck tours will be provided to those not able to tour the inside. A wheelchair is available for use at the Garden.

Disabled permit parking is available.

Guide dogs for the blind/handicapped are permitted in the Garden area only.

Facilities/Services Onsite:

Free parking, gift shop, motor coach/RV parking and restrooms.

Visitor Information:

Please Note:

The Garden is a smoke-free environment.  

No food or drink in the Garden, except water unless the Garden permits.  There is no restaurant or cafe on site; however, beverages and snacks can be purchased at the Visitor Centre.

Nearby recreation includes swimming, picnicking, golfing, walking trails and bike pathways, hotel/motel accommodation and other services are close to the Garden.

  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

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