Vancouver, BC, CANADA
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Month:April, 2019

2019 Sakura Days Japan Fair will be held on April 13th and 14th, 2019

Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden
                5251 Oak Street (37th & Oak), Vancouver, BC  Map >>
Date: Sat., April 13 & Sun., April 14 , 2019
Time: 13th 10:00am - 6:00pm, 14th 10:00am - 5:00pm

How To Get There:
SkyTrain: Oakridge-41st Avenue Station
Buses: 17, 41, 43

2019 Volunteer Applications

We are now accepting online applications for volunteers for the event. (Volunteer Application deadline is March 10. )

2019 Performer & Vendor Applications

2019 Sakura Days Japan Fair Performer & Vendor Applications are now online. Please check this page to go to the relevant vendor and performer application forms. >>
(deadline: Jan. 18 or 20, 2019)

Event Map & Schedule PDF

Event Map & Schedule >> TBA

Schedule, etc. >> TBA
Event Map & Schedule
Event Map & Schedule >> TBA


- No pets allowed.
- Parking is very limited, please TravelSmart.
- This event is wheelchair accessible.
- Many vendors are cash only. ATM on site.
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What is Sakura Days Japan Fair?

The sakura (Japanese cherry blossom) has long been a traditional icon in Japanese culture and is a symbol of spring. In 2008, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF) started the Sakura Days event. In 2009, several of Vancouver's leading Japan-Canada business associations formed the Japan Fair Organizing Committee and joined forces with the VCBF to create a unique Japanese-Canadian festival event. At Sakura Days Japan Fair you can experience modern and traditional Japanese cultural arts, cuisine and business.

It will take place at the spectacular VanDusen Botanical Garden.

Soak in the wonderful Japanese festival atmosphere and enjoy delicious Japanese food and sake, cultural performances, arts and crafts and learn about Japanese culture and business.

Enjoy taiko drumming, martial arts, koto (Japanese harp), dance and singing performances. Participate in a tea ceremony, or learn about ikebana (flower arranging), origami (paper folding), haiku or calligraphy and try getting dressed in an authentic yukata.

Please check the VCBF website for more information about everything happening during the whole Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival month.