Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach

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Bringing the spirit of Japan to southern Florida, Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens houses centuries of tradition and history. The museum boasts a rich permanent collection of artwork and masterfully crafted objects that provide insight into Japanese culture and everyday life. The collection focuses on the Meiji period, which extended from the mid-19th to the early 20th century, and brought major changes to Japanese society. You can also catch one of the rotating exhibits and learn about different aspects of Japanese culture, from ancient to modern. Enjoy the beautifully landscaped gardens and learn why these peaceful refuges play such an important role in Japan as places for contemplation, relaxation, and romance. If you’re visiting in the summer, make sure to protect yourself from the sun as you stroll through the large campus. Make Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens a part of your Delray Beach vacation plans using our Delray Beach online trip maker.
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  • The Morikami museum is extremely gorgeous to visit. They have great sculptures and traditional temples. As well, they have plenty of beautiful flowers and tree overhangs. The garden in its self is... 
    The Morikami museum is extremely gorgeous to visit. They have great sculptures and traditional temples. As well, they have plenty of beautiful flowers and tree overhangs. The garden in its self is...  more »
  • Lovely gardens! The restaurant is outdoors and there was a line of people waiting but it was worth the wait. I had a Vegetarian Bento Box lunch. It was excellent. We attended the Obon Taiko Drum... 
    Lovely gardens! The restaurant is outdoors and there was a line of people waiting but it was worth the wait. I had a Vegetarian Bento Box lunch. It was excellent. We attended the Obon Taiko Drum...  more »
  • It’s a beautiful, peaceful place. We downloaded the audio tour on my phone. There was a two hour movie that we missed. The gift shop is lovely and the art exhibit, although small, was well worth... 
    It’s a beautiful, peaceful place. We downloaded the audio tour on my phone. There was a two hour movie that we missed. The gift shop is lovely and the art exhibit, although small, was well worth...  more »
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  • This place is beautiful and well maintained. Plenty of benches around the park and under tree shades to take some time and admire your surroundings. I loved the animals that you can see around, the Bonsai trees are really special the art gallery was a nice cultural touch .The Ticket price is not bad. We did enjoy our visit.
  • It’s been about 10 years since my last visit and the gardens are even more beautiful now. In the movie, the narrator said that the garden is “still in its infancy” I can only imagine when the trees are over 100 years old! It was a hot day but there is enough shade and breeze and beauty to take a chill walk and stop at every nook on the way back to the cafe. If you are looking for an easy family outing, head over early and have an Asian inspired lunch overlooking the water. Perfect venue to gather with friends 🥰
  • Loved it here so much. Such a beautiful garden, just wish it was opened longer. The park closes at 5pm. So much beauty & life here. $10 admission fee. Parking available. Nature speaks of itself. Loved walking, sitting and admiring everything within this beautiful place, definitely make your way here if you're a nature lover like myself. Also theirs a cafe here as well which you can admire the view with great drinks.
  • I had been wanting to go here for two years, and this place is amazing! It's very well priced for a 1/2 day trip. The Museum exhibit is beautiful, and there are so many things to see. Their walking tour was well done and the curry chicken from the Cornell Cafe was amazing!
  • I took the drive down here with my friend for the day, and I am so glad I went! I highly recommend going early in the morning as it gets crowded in the afternoon and parking becomes scarce. I appreciated that they had a student discount to purchase a ticket. The garden is absolutely beautiful! The sights are breathtaking, and it is an incredibly peaceful walk. There are places to the side where you can meditate or relax in private. Sadly, the museum was under renovation when we came, so we didn’t get to see the inside. I also wish that they offered more unique things in the gift shop too. Overall, it was a great experience and had everything that I expected to see and more.

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