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Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens

4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446
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Ranked #2 of 25 Attractions in Delray Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Art Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Description: A Japanese cultural history museum.
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

The lighting of the lanterns on the water was beautiful. I think it was $10 per lantern and you can write anything on it. I think this is celebrated once a year. After that was fireworks! the grounds was clean and had a lot of bosna plants and lots of stands, and you can buy food there, stage shows. Very... More

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St. Catharines
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We went for the gardens but were pleasantly surprised with the delicious lunch we had in the cafe. The restaurant is under renovations, so the temporary cafe isn't the loveliest of settings, but the food made up for it. Our two entrees were sashimi and spicy crab rolls. Fresh, tasty and so pretty. The Gardens are beautiful. The drinking water... More

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Royal Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We had wanted to go to the gardens for a while so I picked up tickets to the Lantern Festival. The gardens are stunning, the staff is nice and even tough it was very crowded it wasn't uncomfortable. My only complaint was the food. I'm hoping that the cafe is better because the food vendors were the let down of... More

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Nottingham, Notts
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It's over 10 years since we last visited Morikami and how it had changed and organically developed - for the better. The walk around the beautiful gardens is both able to deliver a kind of inner calm and also fantastic vistas. It was a hot and humid day but that was not an issue as there were plenty of places... More

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Kumeu, New Zealand
20 reviews 20 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I visted this place with some family members and friends in a very hot morning. Despite the heat I was really impressed with the gardens, so beautiful and relaxing. The place is very organized, has seats under the trees, water stations every few yards and a lot of historyabout the japanese settlers in Florida. The original museum and restaurant were... More

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Denver, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

These gardens are beautiful and tranquil. The staff is highly knowledgeable and friendly and the history of this place is wonderful. Spend an extra few minutes just silently standing in the bamboo forest........it's as if the bamboo trees are all talking to one another. It's the most relaxing experience. The gardens offer many events in the winter that I plan... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I've gone there several times. I love the gardens. It is beautiful, scenic, tranquil...just a perfect place to go with family, friends, or even by yourself. There are benches throughout and it's really lovely. Please go if you haven't gone.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Since opening in 1977, Morikami, located in a tranquil natural setting, has been a center for Japanese arts and culture in South Florida. With rotating exhibitions, there are expansive Japanese gardens with strolling paths, resting areas,a world-class bonsai collection and lakes teeming with koi and other wildlife. A great place to spend an afternoon

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Delray Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a wonderful place to relax and stroll around large well groomed Japanese gardens. You can also learn about the first Japanese settlers in this area of Florida. There is a lovely restaurant overlooking the gardens near the entrance which has terrific oriental food. There is also a wonderful outdoor exhibit of bonsai trees. Sue Merrill

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Miami Beach, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

fantastic japanese cultural experience. fabulous collection of antique and modern bonsai. great grounds to seek peaceful day. very good food and gift shop. definitely worth admission fee.

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