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Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens

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Address: 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446-2305
Phone Number: +1 561-495-0233
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A Japanese cultural history museum.

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well worth a trip

beautiful, authentic gardens. there is a one mile circular track that takes you through the formal to informal gardens that are tended and designed by a master japanese gardener... read more

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

beautiful, authentic gardens. there is a one mile circular track that takes you through the formal to informal gardens that are tended and designed by a master japanese gardener. two museums, one static and one dynamic. the dynamic museum changes exhibits frequently. it is VERY hot in summer so come prepared. winter is a beautiful time to visit but busy.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are already so many fine reviews about the Morikami Museum and gardens that I have little to add except for the pictures, which I'm attaching. I will say that I agree with Worldtraveler247247 in that the place is somewhat run down, but I do not hold the site entirely responsible-- we visitors have to own some of the blame.... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took some friends who were in town for a few days here for a few hours. It proves that besides our great beach and Atlantic Ave restaurants, Delray has a beautiful and unique park & gardens that should be included when visiting the area.

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new jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

George Sukaji Morikami donated his land to Palm Beach County with his wish for the land to become a park to serve the memory of the Yamato Colony. Mr. Morikami was among a group of young Japnese farmers who came to Boca Raton from Japan & formed an agricultural colony called Yamato (ancient name for Japan). Today was the perfect... More 

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Pinellas Park, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are very attractive and well maintained. When we visited the island was closed for maintenance, so we'll have to come back for that. The origami on display in the museum was incredible. It's a small museum, but had some fascinating works of art. We were fortunate to see an iquana cross our path, hop on a tree and... More 

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East Northport, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped in to visit the Gardens on my last day visiting family in WPB. The grounds are very beautiful and peaceful, with a lot of interesting things to see. There are many iguanas of different sizes and colors roaming around, and in the trees too. They sell feed at the entrance which you can drop into the water to... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice little getaway in the middle of busy southern Florida. The Morakami Museum is a memorial to the pioneering Japanese who tried to develop a farming community here. Sadly, their efforts failed, and the only rememberance of their presence is the museum and nearby Yamoto Blvd. The gardens are pleasant to walk around, and in the center is a... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful gardens, very nicely done, much enjoyed, would highly recommend for a peaceful quiet couple hour visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although small in size the the sheer volume of items on display are both beautiful and varied. The quiet gardens are very relaxing

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I last visited the gardens in 2012 and found them to be beautifully kept and true to Japanese landscaping. However yesterday I found them to be poorly kept, very run down and a major part (the island) closed. Apparently the garden is now being run as a Park amenity rather than as a private Japanese garden - and it shows.... More 

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