Nitobe Memorial Garden is considered one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan. This highly curated, traditional Japanese garden has become a welcome respite for students and locals. The garden is beautiful in all weather and highlights the passing of the seasons: cherry blossoms shower the garden in spring, irises bloom in summer, maple leaves glow red and yellow in fall. A visit to Nitobe Memorial Garden is a window into Japanese culture and brings to light an important aspect of Japanese-Canadian history.
Within Nitobe Memorial Garden, visitors are encouraged to experience the Japanese tea ceremony at the Nitobe Memorial Garden themselves. The Urasenke Foundation of Vancouver hosts tea ceremonies at Nitobe Memorial Garden throughout the summer (May-September). Visitors attending the ceremony can witness the formal preparation of tea and participate as guests.