Dates & Times:
September 24, 10AM - 8PM [Activities throughout the day, included with admission]

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Aki Matsuri [Fall Festival]


We're celebrating the fall colours at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden with our first ever Aki Matsuri [Fall Festival]!

Join us for a weekend of activities in the garden, included with your admission!

FRIDAY (Garden open 10AM-8PM):

  • 11AM, 1PM, 3PM - Guided tours of the garden 
  • 4PM - Tea service with Matsu Katze Tea ($3/tea) - Enjoy your choice of a cold brew Sencha or hot Houjicha tea 
  • 5-5:30PM - Minyo Dancing Performance 
  • 5:30-7:30 - Jazz Concert with Lethbridge favourite, HBO3 + Don Robb 
  • Beer gardens + sake with Sake Gami available from 3-8PM, cash bar. Try our strawberry, yuzu, or chocolate sake or warm up with a hot chocolate sake! 
  • Fill up with a Fall Zensai [Charcuterie plate] for $25 (includes admission, charcuterie plate, and one drink) - MUST BE PRE-ORDERED

SATURDAY (Garden open 10AM-6PM):
  • 11AM, 1PM, 3PM - Guided tours of the garden 
  • 11:30AM & 12:30AM - Japanese stories with Tad & Tomo. Join our resident storyteller, Tad Mitsui, and our mascot Tomo for Japanese children's' folk stories 
  • Anime Saturday - enjoy anime movies all day inside the pavilion

SUNDAY (Garden open 10AM-6PM):
  • 11AM, 1PM, 3:30PM - Guided tours of the garden 
  • 3PM - Taiko drumming performance with Hibikiya 
  • Sumo Sunday - enjoy watching real sumo matches streamed from Japan and cheer on your new favourite wrestlers!