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2nd Floor Activities

2nd Floor Activities

Hello Kitty & Friends Sand Art Workshop

2nd Floor ⋅ Kaede Room 210

Create your own Hello Kitty & Friends sand art at this popular workshop! Recommended for children over six-years-old, it takes approximately 20-30 min.
Completed sand pictures will be placed in a paper frame to take home.

$5 per picture, one picture per child. Cash only.

Summer Kimono (Yukata) Dress Up
2nd Floor ⋅ Tatami Room 240

Get dressed in a traditional summer kimono or “yukata” by the Satsuki-kai dance group and enjoy the festival in traditional garb! Supply your own yukata, or rent one from us to snap some quick photos (30 min limit)! It’s a great way to experience wearing a yukata. Not just for ladies – men and children are welcome too.

By donation to the Satsuki-kai Dance Group to support Nikkei Centre. Cash only.


Japanese Book Sale

2nd Floor ⋅ Nikkei Used Book Store Room 245 & Tsubaki Room 200

Peruse hundreds of gently used Japanese books for sale! We have affordable books for everyone to enjoy.

$5 minimum purchase. Cash only.

Nikkei Café
2nd Floor ⋅ Matsu Room 201

Sip and enjoy energizing coffee and revitalizing teas while indulging in delectable desserts. Step into the Matsu Room 201 oasis on the 2nd floor at the top of the stairwell overlooking our Ellipse Lobby.

Café vendors include:

Republica Coffee Roasters
Coffee, Iced Coffee, Lattes, Iced Lattes, Organic Agave Syrup, Cold Brew, Roasted Coffee Beans


Silk Road Tea
Green Tea, Quench Iced Tea


Vegan Pudding & Co
Enjoy vegan pudding in a variety of flavours!


Baker & Table
Offering delicious Melon Pan in a variety of flavours — traditional, matcha red bean mochi, matcha white chocolate mochi, dark chocolate mochi and strawberry matcha mochi!