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Nitobe Memorial Garden

1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
+1 604-822-6038
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1895 Lower Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
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+1 604-822-6038
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the top Japanese gardens outside Japan and is big enough to work its magic as you are somehow part of it and not just looking at it. It is beautifully maintained and a short walk from the Anthropology Museum on the...More

Thank rogerl044
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've wanted to visit the Nitobe Garden for some time, and I'm very glad I was able to this week. Set on the cliffs above the Georgia Straits on Vancouver's spectacular University of British Columbia's campus, the Nitobe is a very beautiful Japanese Garden with...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Father's Day excursion. It was a rainy day and that made the whole garden more attractive and serene. Not a large place, an hour or so is sufficient.

Thank Moniaits
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Nitobe Japanese garden has to be the most peaceful of all gardens I’ve seen. Giving a feeling of mysticism even to an atheist that cannot deny the tranquility of this well put together garden with waterways, fountains and dense shrubbery. The garden will bring...More

Thank Patrick W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful site, so clam and in full bloom. Very instructive we enjoy it very much, it is one of the best places.

Thank flexitravel22
Reviewed 23 May 2017

So so beautiful and relaxing. I would recommend taking a book and a lunch and spending a few hours !

Thank nicole s
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Two acre Japanese garden on the campus of UBC. A three minute walk from the Museum of Anthropology. Uncrowded, serene, and relaxing. You can but a combination ticket with the MOA. If you do so, visit the garden first as you may get caught up...More

2  Thank deepfreud
Reviewed 13 May 2017

A wonderful visit on a beautiful spring day with the trees blossoming. It is not too busy there so I really enjoyed my time there. I took lots of photos. It's definitely worth the visit

Thank damiand10
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

This is a great spot to relax after going to MOA! The moss, maples, and Asian trees and flowers are fragrant and provide a peaceful garden for reflection or just a quiet conversation.

Thank Janine H
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I just absolutely loved this little garden . Make sure you get a map that explains why things are where they are and what they represent . I kept forgetting I was on the UBC grounds and not transported to Japan . I'm not sure...More

Thank Skwiki
University Land Endowments
An area as rich in history as it is in natural beauty,
the expansive parkland of the University Land
Endowments is protected by the city in cooperation
with the University of British Columbia. A large green
space studded by rose gardens, Japanese rock gardens,
botanic gardens, canopy walks, regional parkland, and
hiking trails, the University Land Endowments are a
breath of fresh air. Combining a commitment to
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Leslie R
Hello! Are your cherry trees blooming? Thanks, would like to stop by on Easter weekend to take pictures. Leslie, North Vancouver
10 April 2017|
Response from damiand10 | Reviewed this property |
Just blooming now!
I think you have got Nitobe Gardens confused with a Chinese garden in the Downtown East Side
22 August 2015|
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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.