Mokuyokai Monthly Activities and Special Events

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Alexandra Bridge Road Trip& Picnic アレクサンダーブリッジ ロードトリップ&ピクニック 9:00 am
Alexandra Bridge Road Trip& Picnic アレクサンダーブリッジ ロードトリップ&ピクニック @ Hell's Gate
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Alexandra Bridge Road Trip& Picnic   アレクサンダーブリッジ ロードトリップ&ピクニック @ Hell's Gate | Boston Bar | British Columbia | Canada
  Are you interested in the event that established British Columbia – the Gold Rush? Mokuyokai is organizing a day expedition, including some one very short hike, to the Fraser Canyon, one of the routes to the Gold Fields during the gold rush of the 1860s. When: Sat, October 8th Rain or Shine Where: Fraser[...]
Donwakai 5:30 pm
Donwakai @ The Belmont Bar
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for the Donwakai! The Donwakai is Mokuyokai’s monthly pub night of networking, laughter and fun that brings together those who have a shared interest in Japan-Canada relations. At the Donwakai, you will meet approximately 80 people who have a strong connection to Japan: teachers, travellers, students, business people and others from Canada, Japan and[...]
Taiko Drumming Workshop / 太鼓ワークショップ 1:30 pm
Taiko Drumming Workshop / 太鼓ワークショップ @ Britannia Secondary
Oct 29 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Taiko Drumming Workshop /  太鼓ワークショップ @ Britannia Secondary | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
When: SATURDAY, October 29th (1:30-4:00pm) Where: Britannia Secondary, Room 111 (1661 Napier St. Vancouver BC) Cost: Non-Members: $16; Mokuyokai, JET Almni & Kiyukai Members: $12. RSVP:  RSVP to Space is limited, RSVP as quickly as possible! Only firm rsvps please. Cancellation Policy: More 24hrs notice before the event will not be asked for their payment. You’ve seen it, heard it, and now is[...]


The Vancouver Mokuyokai Society is a dynamic organization, and as such our activities are constantly growing and evolving with the times.


Donwakai is our monthly pub night held the third Thursday of every month. It is a great opportunity to meet others who have a shared interest in Japan-Canada relations and to learn more about the Mokuyokai. Donwakai is our most popular regular event, with more than 100 people attending every month.

Join us for an evening of laughter, socializing and networking! We look forward to seeing you. RSVPs are not required and feel free to bring a guest.


When: Third Thursday of  every month (5:30-9pm)
Where: The Belmont Bar (1006 Granville Street, Vancouver, the corner of “Granville St & Nelson St”)

Cost: Non-Members: $5 Members: Free
RSVP: Not required! Just show up!

**Please Note**
• As this is a licensed bar, Government Issued Photo ID is required for entry.
• All attendees must pay for their own drinks. There is a small charge of $5.00/person for non-members as a contribution towards snacks.
• For more info Email:

Monthly Hike    hiker

The Vancouver Mokuyokai Society hikes approximately once a month. In addition to enjoying the beautiful scenery that BC offers, it is an opportunity to meet others. The summer hikes tend to be longer and more challenging than the winter ones. We also go snowshoeing in the winter.

Elk Mountain

The hike is usually on the 3rd or 4th weekend of every month.

• There is no hiking fee for members. The cost for non-members is $10. We usually car-pool to the hike location, and there is a small fee to cover the cost of gas that is paid to the drivers. This cost is dependant on distance and is usually between $7-$10.

Please Note:
• The hikes are of varying degrees of difficulties, and it is the responsibility of the participants to verify that they have the appropriate fitness level and equipment to complete the hike safely.
• The hike captain will be happy to provide information about the hike and the requirements for it. The hike captain has the option to refuse participation to those that they feel are not properly equipped to complete the hike safely.
• Adventure Smart ( has recommendations for what to bring on a hike.

DinnerKai (dinner event)l2

The Dinnerkai is generally held every second month. DinnerKai is a fun social event where we try different Japanese restaurants that serve quality food but not at outrageous prices.

We usually hold the Dinnerkai at Japanese restaurants but we might try other cuisines as well and members are encouraged to submit restaurant ideas. The number of participants is limited so please RSVP early!

For more info Email:

Special Events

The Vancouver Mokuyokai Society is a dynamic organization, and our activities are constantly growing and evolving. In addition to our monthly events we have several larger, often seasonal events throughout the year. Some activities include:

• Ohanami (cherry blossom viewing)
• Summer BBQ
• Bonenkai (year end party)
• Volunteer Appreciation party
• Cultural Events
We also cooperate with other organizations in Vancouver. Some of these events are:
• Powell Street Festival
• Sakura Days Japan Fair
Many of these events attract large numbers of the public. We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with these events. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact the Special Events Committee at: