Kasugai Japanese Garden, Kelowna

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At Kasugai Japanese Garden, experience peace and tranquillity amid a bustling city center. Tucked behind the city hall, this secluded natural gem embodies friendship between two sister cities and features elements of a traditional Japanese garden. See how the stone lanterns, evergreens, waterfall, and curved wooden bridge create a sense of harmony in the 0.31 hectare (2.47 acre) grounds. Stroll through the gardens and stop for a picnic. Keep your eye out for koi fish in the pond, as well as birds, turtles, and the occasional small wedding. Work out when and for how long to visit Kasugai Japanese Garden and other Kelowna attractions using our handy Kelowna trip planner.
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  • September 25, 2017
    We toured around here the middle of September and was impressed with the gardens and the size of the Koi fish in the pond they are very large and so many different colors.  more »
  • September 21, 2017
    Hopefully next time we visit it will be in full bloom. The Koi are huge! Can tell they have lived there a long time!  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    If you like to take pictures, or if you simply enjoy a quiet walk, or if you like beautiful flowers and greenery, this garden is a must. Every inch, every corner, every flower bed, every path is gorge...  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    Very peaceful location in city center. Places to sit. Bring your lunch. Free.
  • May 31, 2017
    We had our engagement photos done here and wow what a place to have it done. So weird to find such beautiful gardens in the center of town!!
  • June 17, 2017
    very nice little walled Japanese- like garden, ponds with fish, small walk-way, benches to sit and contemplate.
  • April 4, 2017
    Loved this little garden. A bit of background info: it's a gift to the city from its sister city in Japan in order to establish the good relations and overall friendship between the two nations. It is a gorgeous piece of Japan within Kelowna, a little piece of heaven. It's a quiet place meant for meditation and contemplation. It has a soft stream which leads to a larger pond with koi (the colorful Japanese fish) surrounded by a very specific array of trees, stones, and Japanese elements meant to find the balance among us and nature. But don't feed the koi, they'll get sick and everything will go to hell... other than that, have fun!! It's a great place to hang out with the family.
  • May 3, 2017
    Very nice scenery in the middle of downtown. A bit on the small side. It is behind city hall. Lots of large koi in the pond.

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