Sakura Days Japan Fair is presented 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 is held at VanDusen Botanical Garden. For up-to-date information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

Vendor and Performer Applications Available Now!

Sakura Days Japan Fair is a family-friendly event showcasing Japanese culture, food, products and businesses to visitors from throughout the Lower Mainland. If you are a vendor or performer that fits the theme of this event, please download the appropriate PDF file for application details, then click the link below to go to the online application page. Successful applicants will be contacted by late January 2020. 

The selection of vendors and cultural participants is at the sole discretion of the Japan Fair Association of Vancouver (JFAV). For more information regarding the application procedure please contact:  Chair, Japan Fair Association of Vancouver

We are looking for Volunteers! If you are interested in Volunteering at Sakura Days Japan Fair please fill out the form here:

Find out about the event

Immerse yourself in Japanese culture, food and art – participate in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, try some Japanese festival food, wear a yukata, sample premium sake, learn new Japanese games and crafts, watch cultural performances and take part in an Ondo parade.  Don’t miss the hands-on workshops and try your hand at calligraphy, origami and other Japanese arts and crafts. Discover a wide variety of vendors and exhibitors featuring local Japanese food, craft, and businesses. 
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Purchase Tickets
Tickets available Spring 2020

Skip the line and purchase early-bird tickets here. Tickets are available in person at VanDusen Botanical Garden during garden hours and are available at the event. Children under the age of 3 are free.

2019 Ticket Price Chart Advance Online and Gate Sale Until April 13 Online and Gate Sale Until April 14
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
VanDusen Senior Member (65+)
Purchase in person only
$8.00 $8.00
Please Note:
  • Ticket prices are subject to GST and ticket engine fees.
  • 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.
  • Print out your ticket or have your ticket available on your mobile device.
  • Tickets are transferrable but non-refundable.
  • Online ticket holders may 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 day. If you would like to attend both days, you need to purchase two tickets/person
  • No pets allowed.
  • Parking is very limited, please TravelSmart.
  • The venue is wheelchair accessible.
  • Many vendors are cash only. ATM on-site
  • This is an all-weather event.

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Things You’ll Want to Know (Site map, vendors, etc.) 

How To Get There:
FREE and safe bicycle parking provided by @TheBicycleValet
(location will be on 37th & Oak St.)
SkyTrain: Oakridge-41st Avenue Station
Buses: 17, 41, 43

2019 Event Map:

2019 Event Schedule
Saturday Schedule: [Link]
Sunday Schedule: [Link]

2019 Feature Performance: KiKi and Kanazashi from Japan and world-renown taiko performer, Keita Kanezashi

Sake Tasting Salon & Traditional Tea Ceremony

2019 Vendors: [Link]

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Video Credit: Frank Pan

Programs subject to change.

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