Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach

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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  • I am more used botanical gardens, but this was a wonderful alternative. The gallery was closed when we went but the museum was extremely interesting. Nice collection of bonsai, I was especially lived ...  more »
  • The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens are worth a trip and a visit even if you hate nature. There is a sense of serenity as you walk the path, find a bench and just reflect on the beauty and glory ...  more »
  • So peaceful and relaxing! Clearly marked paths, beautiful trees/flowers, lots of fish, birds and iguanas!!! If you download their app you can listen to the narrated tour along the way. Worth the admis...  more »
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  • Beautiful gardens. Take plenty of time to stroll, sit, and enjoy. The Cafe was excellent. I had the box lunch which I really enjoyed. It was an excellent sampler platter, well prepared and presented. The ceramic art gallery and gift shop are certainly worth a visit. I look forward to visiting again.
  • It was a lovely garden to walk through. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The walk was easy. I loved the bonzai. Some were really old. I also loved the zen garden. Overall it was a great time..
  • The Morikami Gardens is a wonderful place combining gardens with Japanese culture. It has an unusual history as well. If you arrive early, you'll have a chance to enjoy the tranquility and peacefulness of the gardens. It's not a huge place but it does involve walking with the exact distance listed at the entrance. Spring time is a great time to visit for the coolness of the weather and for the flowering azaleas. Take your time and relax, that's what gardens are for. The education center does a good job of explaining the history of the Yamato Colony and of giving you a material view of Japanese culture. It's a place kids would like. The museum is small but it has some wonderful pieces of Japanese art. Don't miss the Friendship dolls. The Morikami Gardens also offers an opportunity to participate in a Japanese Tea Ceremony. Check the website for other events.
  • It's beautiful here. The gardens are very peaceful and relaxing. The lake is filled with awesome fish and turtles that are really fun to watch. The tea I had after the tea show was delicious. The sushi was a bit over priced but it was very good.
  • Amazing! The gardens are well kept. Such a peaceful place to come walk and enjoy the gardens. They have so many kinds of bonsai! The different gardens have benches to sit back and enjoy the view of the garden and the view by the water. However, the museum is only open until 5 PM. I wish they were open later to enjoy after work during the weekday.
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