Sakura Days Japan Fair

Experience Japanese culture this spring with Sakura Days Japan Fair

Start spring off right at Sakura Days Japan Fair enjoying Japanese food, drink, art, music, performances and shopping can offer under the luscious canopy that is the VanDusen Botanical Gardens.

The two-day celebration is held on Saturday, April 13th, 2024 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday, April 14th, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; tickets are available for purchase online through the festival website.

Food stalls will serve up classic treats — steaming ramen, savoury yakitori, crispy karaage, Japanese-inspired fast food, sumptuous sweets and more! Stages will host live musical performances, dances, tea ceremonies, sake tastings, wood carving, and interactive displays for all ages making this a great family outing. Bring some of the fun home from vendors selling everything from yukatas, kimonos, snacks, to handcrafted artisan wares.

As the festival takes place in the outdoors, wear appropriate attire as it may rain, making portions of gardens muddy. Parking is limited, so save the hassle and take transit (either the #17 bus, or walk from the Oakridge-41st Avenue Canada Line Station west along 41st Avenue, and then north along Oak Street) to reach VanDusen Botanical Gardens; it’s about a 15-20 minute stroll.

The fair is part of the larger Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival which includes picnics, haiku writing competitions, educational programs and walks to view the many cherry trees across the city.


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