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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  • Love this place. We've been 3 times and love it more each time. Go and walk and breath and relax. Take a moment to be present and thankful. Side note, open sandals will get gravel in them. Maybe...  more »
  • Beautiful Mothers Day visit! Gardens are well worth it!! Pleasant walk with gorgeous views! Art exhibition small but powerful!! Cafe has something for all. Portions good & prices fair. COVID...  more »
  • We love going here. Even though it’s about a 1-1.5 hour drive for us, we’ve been 3 times in the past year. This last time we finally got to have lunch at the restaurant. It was great! I hope we can eat there again next time. One of my favorite things is the gift shop. Wonderful finds in there! We get something every time we go. I also LOVE the bonsai garden! It’s really one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen! It’s a great place to take pictures, relax, meditate, enjoy nature, and expose yourself to some Asian culture. Everyone should visit Morikami!
  • We had lunch at the cafe prior to the walk through the gardens. The service was excellent & the food was very good! We were surprised to see the bill wasn't crazy expensive for great food. The gardens are breath taking, amazing views. It was extremely hot so you must drink lots of water if you plan to visit during the summer months.
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