Every spring, Vancouver transforms into a beautiful sea of pink and white, and the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival returns to celebrate one of the most beautiful times of the year. A huge part of the celebration is the Sakura Days Japan Fair, which brings together a mix of Japanese eats, cultural performances, and traditional art.

Guests can sample Japanese food and premium sake at the fair, as well as experience a traditional tea ceremony, Japanese theatre and crafts, and taiko drumming performances.

To say this cultural event is a quintessential spring experience in Vancouver is putting it mildly!

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This year, there are over 20 participating food vendors to check out:

  • Boketto Tea Bar
  • Hatchan
  • Jeggs
  • Japan Rice Bowl Assoc.
  • Aiyaohno Cafe
  • Patisserie Le Pont
  • Japanese Crepe SASUKE
  • Rika Plant Kitchen
  • Vancouver Mikoshi Sakurakai Society
  • Manpuku
  • Teppan Yaro
  • Sai (Vegan Pudding & Co.)
  • Pablo Cheese Tart
  • Kevito Group Ltd.
  • Potato san
  • yamacafe
  • K.A.S. Food Connections Inc dba PANTORA
  • Tea Room Yutaka
  • Zakkushi
  • Taco Nori
  • Teriyaki Boys
  • Tokyo Katsu-sand
  • Wakwakburger

Tickets are available online and are priced at just under $20 per adult, and $7.06 to $15.41 for children, youth, and seniors.

So there you have it, Vancouver! Fingers crossed for sunny skies that weekend.

Sakura Days Japan Fair 2024

When: April 13th and 14th
Where: 5251 Oak Street
Cost: $19.90 per adult