Credit_Majomo Photography
Photo Credit Majomo Photography

The festival is delighted to present Sakura Days Japan Fair on the weekend of April 9&10! Experience the special ritual of the Japanese tea ceremony, culinary demonstrations, enjoy Japanese festival food, sample premium sake, guided Tree Talks and Walks to the cherry trees, and enjoy haiku readings. Experience Japan with hands-on workshops and try your hand at calligraphy, origami and other Japanese arts and crafts demonstrations.

SDJF is presented by the Japan Fair Association of Vancouver (JFAV) as part of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival and hosted by VanDusen Botanical Garden.


Avoid the line-ups and save money by buying tickets online. Tickets will also be available in person at VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre, Admissions Desk during garden hours starting end of March.

Tickets will also be available at the door – please keep in mind that you will have to wait in a longer line-up to enter.

There is a reduced rate for VanDusen Members but all Member tickets must be purchased in person at VanDusen either before or on the day of the event. Ticket sales at VanDusen start end of March.

Please Note:
– Please make sure to print out your ticket and bring with you to the event or have your ticket available on your mobile device.
– Online ticket holders must enter through the Advance/Online/Member/Media door on the day of the event. Please DO NOT wait in the general ticket purchasing line up.
– Each ticket is good for all day entry to the event on EITHER April 09 OR April 10. If you would like to attend both days, you need to purchase two tickets/person.
– No pets allowed.
– Parking is very limited, please TravelSmart.
– This event is wheelchair accessible.
– Many vendors are cash only. ATM on site.
– This is a rain or shine event. NO REFUNDS.

2016 Ticket Price Chart Advance Online and Gate Sale Until April 8 Online and Gate Sale Until April 9/10
Adults (19-64) $12.00 $14.00
Children (3-12) $6.50 $8.00
Youth (13-18) $9.50 $11.00
Senior (65+) $9.50 $11.00
Families (2 adult + 2 children under 19) $27.00 $31.00
VanDusen Adult Member (19-64)
*Purchase in person only
VanDusen Senior Member (65+)
*Purchase in person only
$8.00 $8.00
VanDusen Families Member
(2 adult members + 2 children under 19)
*Purchase in person only
$20.00  $20.00


How To Get There

SkyTrain: Oakridge-41st Avenue Station
Buses: 17, 41, 43

*Programs subject to change.