Vancouver, BC, CANADA

2014 Sakura Days Japan Fair

Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden
                5251 Oak Street (37th & Oak), Vancouver, BC  Map >>
Date: Sat., April 5 & Sun., April 6 , 2014
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thank you for visiting 2014 Sakura Days Japan Fair!!


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

Advance Tickets Online

Online ticket sales end at 11:59 pm PDT April 3 or when all online tickets sell out, whichever comes first.

This is a rain or shine event. NO REFUNDS.
Ticket Type
At the Gate
Adults (19-64)
Seniors (65+)
Youths (13-18)
Children (3-12)
Families (2 adults + 2 children under 19)

* We are using ticket system.

* You can also buy tickets in advance in person at VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre, Admissions Desk during garden hours starting Monday March 17th.

2014 Volunteer Applications

We are accepting online applications for volunteers for the event.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for SDJF!
Application sign up is now closed; your name will be added to a wait list.
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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.