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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  • This is a must do when visiting southeast Florida. It has a mile walk around a beautiful lake. The walk has many side curves, but they quickly come back to the main path. There is plenty of shade.....  more
    This is a must do when visiting southeast Florida. It has a mile walk around a beautiful lake. The walk has many side curves, but they quickly come back to the main path. There is plenty of shade.....  more »
  • My sister and I visited the morikami gardens on April 23, 2022. It is a beautiful place for a walk while in a beautiful setting. The park is created so that you can see the different types of... 
    My sister and I visited the morikami gardens on April 23, 2022. It is a beautiful place for a walk while in a beautiful setting. The park is created so that you can see the different types of...  more »
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  • I love Morikami gardens. It's a haven of peace and beauty. Everything is meticulously maintained. The bonsai area is a feast for the eyes. Just walk around the whole garden at a leisurely pace and take your time to look, watch and observe, whether it's wildlife or flora. When you come out of there you feel calm and your mind seems cleansed from the noise of the everyday life. Such a treat! If you can, avoid weekends as it gets very crowded.
  • The Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens is a must for locals and visitors alike. We have visited several times to see special exhibits and/or to just walk and take in the natural beauty & serenity. A friend and I even took a Japanese drumming class to learn something new about this fascinating culture and to celebrate my birthday! There’s a small restaurant on the grounds where we enjoyed a tasty lunch, and you will find benches along the almost one mile stretch of gardens where you can rest and take in the natural beauty around you. There is balance and harmony here, so if you want to relax, it’s the perfect place to visit. They are closed on Monday, but I recommend you go during the week as weekends are super busy, especially in high season. Plenty of free parking. Check out their website for special exhibits.

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