Nitobe Memorial Garden

Gardens in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Exemplifying Japanese horticultural philosophies, this is a tranquil green oasis of peaceful pathways, small traditional bridges and a large, moss-banked pond filled with plump koi carp. It's named after Dr Inazo Nitobe, a scholar whose mug appears on Japan's ¥5000 bill. Consider a springtime visit for the florid cherry-blossom displays. Entry is by-donation from November to mid-March.