Vancouver, BC, CANADA
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Month: April 3 - April 29, 2018
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2018 Sakura Days Japan Fair:
April 14 & April 15, 2018
(One of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Month Events)

2018 Sakura Days Japan Fair


Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden
                5251 Oak Street (37th & Oak), Vancouver, BC  Map >>
Date: Sat., April 14 & Sun., April 15 , 2018
Time: 14th 11:00am - 7:00pm, 15th 11:00am - 5:00pm

How To Get There:
FREE and safe bicycle parking provided by @TheBicycleValet
(location will be on 37th & Oak St.)
The Bicycle Valet
or
SkyTrain: Oakridge-41st Avenue Station
Buses: 17, 41, 43

Event Map & Schedule PDF


Event Map & Schedule >>

2018 Special Performers from Japan


- Keita Kanazashi, Japanese Drum
- Kohei Honda, Tsugaru Shamisen

Note

- No pets allowed.
- Parking is very limited, please TravelSmart. www.translink.bc.ca
- This event is wheelchair accessible.
- Many vendors are cash only. ATM on site.

Advance Tickets Online


Early bird discounted tickets on sale online until 11:30pm PDT April 13, 2018. Online tickets will also be available for purchase on the day of the event, but at the regular price.

Buy Advance Tickets Online >>
This is a rain or shine event. NO REFUNDS.

Ticket Type
Until 11:30pm PDT April 13
April 14
& 15
Adults (19-64)
$12.00
$14.00
Seniors (65+)
$9.50
$11.00
Youths (13-18)
$9.50
$11.00
Children (4-12)
$4.25
$5.00

* You can also pay by cash, credit or debit on the day of the event, but there will likely be a longer line up.

* Box Office/Ticket Sales end a half an hour before closing.

* If you buy online, please make sure to enter via the Advance/Online/Media entrance. Do not wait in the general ticket sales line up.

* We are using Eventbriteeventbrite.ca)online ticket system.

* You can also buy advance tickets in person at VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre, Admissions Desk during garden hours.
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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.