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“Museum, gardens and restaurant.”

Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
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Owner description: A Japanese cultural history museum.
Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you want to be transported into a zen like atmosphere, this is the place to visit. Conveniently located, there is a museum and the most tranquil gardens to walk around. Spread out on many, many acres you follow a path around and just enjoy the quiet zen like atmosphere that is what makes Morikami so beautiful. Most relaxing and good for family alike. There are special times of the year that certain special traditions take place. It's an intoxicating place to be.

Date of experience: February 2014
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Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

I lost a bet and had to plan a day date for myself and my girlfriend. I thought I took a chance on this place and little did I know it was beyond a good choice. Tranquil is absolutely the word. Relaxing, cultural and beautiful are also the right words to describe the amazing gardens. The wildlife was amazing, especially the coy pond with turtles. The museum had great samurai artifacts. The cafe had amazing saki and sushi and we are overlooking fe big pond. A++ I can't want to go back

1  Thank Scottmoney10
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Reviewed August 2, 2014

lovely place to visit, outdoor gardens, Japanese museum. Charming restaurant that serves lunch. Great place to bring guests new to the area.

Date of experience: December 2013
1  Thank LenoreS421
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Reviewed August 2, 2014

Our second visit to the Morikami museum and gardens and they were as stunning as ever. A lovely walk round the lake through different gardens, streams with waterfalls, bamboo forest to a Japanese style building in the middle showing life in Japan and the cultural details. A bonsai garden with very old trees that have been donated. An area where you can feed the Koi carp and terrapins. The continue your walk finishing back at the main entrance building where the museum is, a restaurant, rest room and a shop. At certain times of day the tea ceremony takes place, but we weren't lucky enough to see it. Staff and guides very helpful, also good to have regular water stations through out the grounds and seats to just sit and take in the beauty. In the museum was a display of paper sculptures, absolutely stunning and couldn't believe they were made from paper.

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank Cara9567
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Reviewed August 1, 2014

Features Japanese gardens and a museum. Japanese farmers moved to the area early 1900's to start Yamato farming colony, which didn't last. But Morikami's farm remained. Park opened 1977, located off Jog Rd., West of Hwy. 441. Park is rock gardens, bonsai, streams, and walkway's, shaded by bamboo trees. The Park and Museum are 170 acres. They have shops, restaurant, bathroom facilities. County has plans to expand, creating larger special events area to host festivals,exhibits, craft booths. And big addition would be Japanese style Inn, with restaurant. Cost $

Date of experience: August 2014
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