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Sakura Days Japan Fair is organized by the Japan Fair Association of Vancouver (JFAV), the all-volunteer organizing committee of this two-day event, as part of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival and hosted by VanDusen Botanical Garden.

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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 haiku readings. We also have hands-on workshops and try your hand at calligraphy, origami and other Japanese arts and crafts demonstrations.

Vendor Application: Vendors and performers who would like to participate in Sakura Days Japan Fair, please complete the appropriate online application form here: ONLINE FORM 

Skip the line and save money by buying early bird tickets online, until 11:30 pm PDT April 13, 2018.
Early bird tickets are available online or in person at VanDusen Botanical Garden during garden hours. Tickets are available at the door but you will have to wait in a longer line-up to enter. Children under the age of 3 are free.

VanDusen Members: All member tickets must be purchased in person at VanDusen either before (beginning March 15) or on the day of the event, with a valid membership card for reduced rates.

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Please Note:
  • Print out your ticket 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 14 OR April 15, 2018
    • 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

*Eventbrite adds on ticket engine fees to below amounts

2018 Ticket Price Chart Advance Online* and Gate Sale Until April 14 Online* and Gate Sale Until April 15
Adults (19-64) $12.00 $14.00
Children (3-12) $4.25 $5.00
Youth (13-18) $9.50 $11.00
Senior (65+) $9.50 $11.00
VanDusen Adult Member (19-64)
Purchase in person only
$9.00
$9.00
VanDusen Senior Member (65+)
Purchase in person only
$8.00 $8.00

Programs subject to change.