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Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach

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Bringing the spirit of Japan to southern Florida, Morikami Museum and 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. Put Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens at the forefront of your travel plans using our Delray Beach vacation route planner.
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  • If you want a nice stroll through Japanese gardens and to have a fantastic meal in their cafe, go to Morikami. You won't be disappointed!  more »
  • This garden and museum complex provides a calm oasis amid the Suburban-type area action. In addition to its interesting history, the gardens' landscaping, and birds, turtles, and butterflies, and Muse...  more »
  • We haven't missed the Hatsume Fair in the past 4 years. The gardens are spectacular this time of year. This festival celebrates the beginning of Spring, and is truly a feast for the senses. Anime, tra...  more »
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  • beautiful gardens. DO NOT GO FOR ANY FESTIVALS. terribly organized and crowded. the lantern festival is a nightmare. go on a regular day and enjoy the garden the way they were meant to be. in silent admiration of the gardens.
  • A piece of Japan in Florida. It has a japanese house, japanese abstrat gardens; only sand and rocks. Relaxing, beautiful, instructive. Nice place! $15 per person. I'll be back!
  • Loved this garden. It was so peaceful and beautiful. I took my mother there for her birthday and it was the perfect place to connect with mother nature and enjoy great conversation. We also had an amazing lunch at their cafe which served Japanese food. And they had mochi! Which I haven't been able to find too many places that serve mochi in South Florida.
  • It's a wonderful garden with some pleasant sights. Certainly come with a budget in mind or you could easily overspend at the gift shop and dining but everything is reasonably priced
  • Its been six years since i took these photographs there and i absolutely love them still. I was so nervous all these years oosting these images. This garden is a game changer for anyone who doesnt enjoy outdoors. Great scenery, lots of axtivites ro get involve. Opportunity for hot or cold saki. Japanese room to walk in. Learn traditional tea ceremony. Butt loads of stuff