Nitobe Memorial Garden

Local nameNitobe Memorial Garden
LocationBritish Columbia, Canada

The Nitobe Memorial Garden is a 2½ acre traditional Japanese garden located at the University of British Columbia, just outside the city limits of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is part of the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research.

It honours Japanese author, educator, diplomat, and politician Nitobe Inazō, who died in Victoria, British Columbia, and whose goal was "to become a bridge across the Pacific".The garden has been the subject of more than fifteen years' study by a UBC professor, who believes that its construction hides a number of impressive features, including references to Japanese philosophy and mythology, shadow bridges visible only at certain times of year, and positioning of a lantern that is filled with light at the exact date and time of Nitobe's death each year. The garden is behind the university's Asian Centre, which is built with steel girders from Japan's exhibit at Osaka Expo.

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Phone +1-604-822-6038

Address 1895 Lower Mall, V6T 1Z4, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Coordinates 49°15'58.446" N -123°15'34.76" E

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