Client Reviews

We booked the Nikkei Centre recently for our son’s first birthday.  The venue easily had more than enough room for 50+ people (30 adults, 20 kids).  We added to our package the rental of the bouncy castle which kept all the kids busy the whole time.  There was still plenty of room for the kids to run around who weren’t in the bouncy castle.  All the tables and chairs were setup neatly how we had requested by the start of our booking time.  Staff were friendly and greeted us at the beginning of the rental to answer any questions we had.  We would definitely book again.

Bouncy Castle Ocotber 2016 Tina

Nikkei will be our ‘go-to’ for company-wide meetings. The staff were very nice and helpful.The facility was clean, bright, beautiful and spacious.

The facility also provides all of the equipment and AV you need to host an event/meeting.We will definitely use your services again in the future!We will definitely use your services again in the future!

Daiya Foods October 2016

“A rental room that is like home away from home”

I have nothing but good things to say. We’ve booked the tastefully decorated Matsu room for my daughter’s Lego party last year and enjoyed a private party with friends and family. Compared to other places, what you mainly get out of booking a room at Nikkei Place are privacy, warmth, accessibility and convenience – each time I book a room, Karen D.was a step ahead and makes the process a lot easier!

We’ve already planned our next Star Wars party and would continue to consider this location for family gatherings in the future.

Eloisa S.”-January 2015

We were happy to receive a lot of positive feedback from employers and job seekers about the job fair at the Nikkei centre. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff once again for the great services and support we received from the planning stage to the very end of the event.” Arsen Shomakhov – GT Hiring Solutions September 2015

Nikkei Centre was a great place to host our son’s Lego party. Everything was very well organized and went very smoothly.  Definitely will consider it for another party! ” – H.S., Lego Party, February 2014


” The event was so good and everyone in the party liked the facility, the room and the bouncy castle was the major attraction for all kids. The staff was for a big assistance and the two gentlemen assigned for setting the room timely delivered the tables, chairs, bouncy castle and toys on time and they were available for ad hoc cases as well. I certainly consider using your facility again and thanks for the great work.”   – Amany, Bouncy House Party, October 2013


“Burnaby Minor Lacrosse Club has held our awards banquet at Nikkei Centre for the past 3-4 years.  I personally have organized the event the last 2 years.  Each year my dealings with the staff have been fabulous.  Emails are answered in a timely manner and all information asked for was given in an informative and  polite way. The hall is very clean and the staff the evening of our events are always on hand to rearrange tables, answer questions, etc.  Our caterers have been pleased with the kitchen.  Karen met us on the day before and made sure we were able to get the pop cold for the next day’s event. Tables were set up just how we had requested on the floor and stage. We have already booked our event for next year and are looking forward to yet another successful banquet at Nikkei Centre.”   – Susan Kirkby, BMLC Registrar & 1st VP, September 2013


” Our grade 12 graduation was the “best ever” according to students, parents, and faculty, due to your beautiful facility!  The gym with its beautiful woodwork, the atrium ceiling, and the gorgeous Japanese garden created a serene, peaceful, and elegant setting that will not soon be forgotten.  We’re booking it every year!” – Loretta Knopp, Deer Lake School, June 2013


Kaoru-  Firstly, thank you for accommodating our requests and inquiries. You have been a great help from the very beginning.  Also, your facility staff last Saturday was awesome.  They assisted us in every way. Special mention to Masashi, he really helped us a lot.  Please thank him for us.  We had a great time.  The place was filled.  The place is amazing.  The hand mime went very well. Thanks again.” – Antonio Yumang, Rock Generation Christian Fellowship, June 2013 


“L’Arche Greater Vancouver has been using the Nikkei Centre for our annual fundraiser, The Art of Being Together for four years now. The staff and space at the Nikkei Centre can only be described as superlative. The lobby is a beautiful space, perfect for art exhibits and the hall is a good size for all the different activities that we offered at our event. Kaoru, the Rental Manager, is a pleasure to work with. She is clearly very organized and knowledgeable. She was able to answer all of my questions and was responsive to our requests. On the day of, Gavin and his team were very cooperative and accommodating. We made a few last minute changes to the floor plan during set up and his team was quick to respond and take-down was done in a flash.” – Yuki Ihara, L’Arche Greater Vancouver, March 2013

“L’Arche Greater Vancouver has been pleased to have The Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre for our annual Art of Being Together event.  The lighting and space of the Ellipsis Lobby lends itself well to an art display and the multi-purpose room has provided room for the other activities and presentations associated with the event.  The staff at the Nikkei Centre has been gracious in accommodating our needs both in planning and on the day of the show.” – Sig Stark, L’Arche Greater Vancouver, March 2013 


“The Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra is a regular visitor at the Nikkei Centre and very much enjoys presenting in this beautiful facility. From the booking process, the planning and through to the event day, Kaoru, Reiko and the Nikkei staff are always very well organized, accommodating and abundantly helpful. Thank you for the help and support we can always count on from each of you, to share a wonderful concert every time we settle in at the Nikkei Centre for a musical afternoon!” – Holly Littleford, Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra, March 2013


“The Celebration of Life was a very successful event.  My Mom would be very happy.  I just wanted to say that Gavin and co-worker did a great job in assisting us. Many people never have been to the Nikkei Centre and were very impressed. Thank you for all of your help and your patience.” – Wayne H, December 2012


“Great facilities and great staff & management!  Especially the rental manager, Kaoru has been very helpful to us and in the past, Reiko too has been very helpful.” – Winnie and Matthew, Agape Church, December 2012


“I rented International room  for our Bentenshu Vancouver Branch 25th year anniversary Kanshasai on Sunday for four and half an hour. Even though I had to pay extra for renting the room on the closed day at Nikkei Place, it was well worth using this venue. Nikkei Place co-coordinator kindly let us used two changing room at last minutes. It made us so much easier to changing to the costumes for some of us. International room holds  max. 60  people and  57of us sit on the chairs in front of the alter which we set against the window  towards south and a table in the back of the room. The podium  was set up in the front near the door a bit snugly and microphone system was easy to use. A High priest sit  in the front of the alter and few more priest sit on both side. The arrangement of flowers were nicely done by the near by florist shop. Everything came together very well at the end. We enjoyed this gathering very much. We will be back in year 2016. Many thanks to the people at Nikkei Place for their assistance!” – Yoshiko Holman, August 2012


“I knew that finding a unique all-in-one ceremony and reception venue in the Metro Vancouver area to hold 200+ guests was not going to be an easy task, but the moment my husband and I set our eyes on Nikkei Centre, we knew we had found the perfect place to get married.

Our wedding ceremony and reception at Nikkei Centre was absolutely beautiful! The venue really created an intimate space while also accommodating our large guest list. The modern design of the Lobby set a gorgeous backdrop for our vows, provided ample natural lighting for our photographs, and the Special Events Hall is definitely one of the nicest community halls we’ve seen. Did I mention the free, underground parking?

Overall, one of the best impressions I am left with from the entire experience was the excellent service we received from the Centre staff. I had complete trust in them and we are very thankful to the entire Centre team for making our special day extra special.” – Stephanie Leung & Daniel Hurst, March 2012