Vancouver, BC, CANADA

2015 Sakura Days Japan Fair

Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden
                5251 Oak Street (37th & Oak), Vancouver, BC  Map >>
Date: Sat., April 11 & Sun., April 12 , 2015
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm


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

Advance Tickets Online

Early bird discounted tickets on sale onlline until 11:30pm PDT April 9. Online tickets will also be available for purchase on the day of the event, but at the regular price.

Please check the Eventbrite page for ticket pricing details.

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

* You can also pay by cash, credit or debit on the day of the event, but it is more expensive than online tickets (inclusive of fees) and there will likely be a longer line up.

* 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 ticket system.

* Starting in mid March, 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.