September 11, 2011 - My boyfried and I went to Morikami for the first time on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 because I wanted to be somewhere that would be quiet, peaceful, a place for reflection instead of sitting at home watching the television. I was pleasantly surprised to find it to be exactly what I expected. So aften places don't turn out to be what you thought there were. There are beautiful gardens surrounding a lake. The walking trail has a number of places along the way to sit, relax, meditate, think or just be still. We spent several hours there wondering through the gardens and the museum. Learned a bit of history that I had not known before about a Japanese colony settling in that area of Florida many years ago and also I now know who Yamato Road is named after. At the end of the day we enjoyed sushi at the cafe there - which was excellent. I would highly recommend visiting there. I will definitely go back again.
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