Nikkei Place is a campus of three non-profit organizations working collectively for the good of our local, national, and international Canadian and “Nikkei” (Japanese ancestry) communities.

Together, our mandates support children, new immigrants, and seniors with engaging programs, activities, events and services.

Community organizations and businesses that operate and have offices at the Nikkei Place campus include Gladstone Japanese Language School, Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens' Association, Hi Genki Japanese Restaurant, and Suzuya Japanese Market.

Nikkei Place comprises Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (Nikkei Centre), Nikkei Seniors Health Care & Housing Society (Robert Nimi Nikkei Home), and the Nikkei Place Foundation. These organizations are each non-profit societies and charitable organizations, with unique mandates; but we all work together as part of the Nikkei Place family, which also contains the gorgeous Nikkei Garden.

Nikkei Place is home to community organizations and businesses that operate and have offices at Nikkei Centre and Robert Nimi Nikkei Home: Gladstone Japanese Language School, Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens' Association, Hi Genki Japanese Restaurant, and Suzuya Japanese Market.

Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre's mission is to honour, preserve, and share Japanese culture and Japanese Canadian history and heritage for a better Canada. Since September 22, 2000, the multi-use cultural space, featuring a Japanese Canadian garden located in Burnaby, BC, has offered unique programming, exhibits and events, as a community place open to all. Within the museum repository we care for 2600+ objects, 41,000+ photographs, 38 meters of textual records, 650 oral history recordings, and 156 film reels of historically and culturally significant items. With the addition of family and community stories every year, we ensure the legacies of people of Japanese ancestry in Canada live on into the future.

Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society

Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society's mission is to provide supportive and independent housing, and care for seniors in our community. We value Independence, Respect, Dignity, Privacy & Choice. These five cornerstones of adulthood are too often forgotten when the time comes to face the changes in lifestyle that are a natural part of aging.

NSHCHS operates two facilities:

Robert Nimi Nikkei Home is a culturally sensitive environment, offering support services for those who need help with activities of daily living.
New Sakura-so is a residence that offers affordable independent housing for seniors 55+.

Nikkei Place Foundation

Nikkei Place Foundation is the development arm, raising funds exclusively to support the continuing development of programs and services of Nikkei Place. We are the bridge that connects philanthropy with Nikkei history, arts, culture, community, and senior care. We fundraise and promote philanthropy throughout the year, and continually work to build the Nikkei Place Endowment Fund, which will ensure Nikkei Place can be self-sustaining in perpetuity.

Hi Genki Japanese Restaurant

Owned and operated by Fujiya, Hi Genki Japanese Restaurant has been serving seniors residents and the general public authentic homestyle Japanese foods since 2002.


Menu available here
Order online or call 604.777.0533 to place your order
Lunch (Daily): 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Dinner: 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM