Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach

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. Make Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens a part of your Delray Beach vacation plans using our Delray Beach online trip maker .
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  • The grounds and museum are beautiful! Not many Japanese gardens you can go to with gators floating around!  more »
  • A relaxing day wandering through the trails of this beautiful garden and museum. The restaurant was really good too.  more »
  • I usually don't write reviews, but this event basically deserved one and if it wasn't for my wife and 5 yo kid, I would have never entered this overcrowded chaos in the first place. Going into the par...  more »
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  • Have an 8 and a 6 year old and we all loved it. Beautiful gardens, very peaceful environment. Usually my kids would have been asking me to play with some electronic device but it didn't even cross their mind. Loved the gardens with the gravel as well as the Bonsai exhibition. Would have loved to have more examples of their living quarters and a museum with more pieces but it was great. My kids loved to see the area that talked about what school kids wear, eat and so in school as well as the kitchen area. All and all great experience!
  • I love this place so much and so will you if you enjoy nature. This place is full of nature and inspired by Japanese culture. Morikami Mueseum has a Japanese restaurant inside and the food is delicious over there by the way. There is also this "Life in Japan" exhibit over there which explains what it is like for an average kid in Japan to go through every day. You can also buy fish food near their lake and feed the fish in the lake. I would definitely recommend anyone who loves nature to visit Morikami.
  • Beautiful gardens tucked away in a quiet neighborhood. I just missed the early spring rhododendron but the late flowering bushes were beautiful. Lots of bushes and trees that I could not identify. I wish there were some identifying tags on the more exotic plants. Some downhill stepping stones might be a challenge for some people.
  • The Japanese gardens are beautiful. This is a very peaceful spot and I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a relaxing stroll while appreciating the nature around you. The restaurant is also nice and the food is delicious. The gardens also serve as a wedding venue. We will definitely be back!
  • Walk lovely, informative, opened eyes to Japanese culture. Cafe food delicious, worth price. Museum interesting, had seen some objects in larger settings but appreciated these. Time well spent. Grand-daughter enjoyed every minute (13)

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