Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens provides authentic Japanese experiences and it is the go-to place for gorgeous views and inspiration. Aside from the museum, with its top notch exhibitions created to give visitors an insight into Japan, the museum is the home to six outstanding gardens, a tea house, a library with thousand of volumes, and many cultural events and workshops.
Morikami Museum houses six gorgeous, Japanese-style gardens inspired on famous gardens in Japan. They were design by Hoichi Kurisu.
The tea house in Morikami Museum is modeled after the original thesōan houses and holds tea ceremonies which visitors to the museum can take part in to give them the full experience of harmony that these Japanese ceremonies are for. Ceremonies take place on select Saturdays (please refer to the website for dates) and occasional workshops are held as well.
The museum holds several galleries that feature Japanese art, artifacts, culture and pieces from private collectors. There are two permanent exhibitions: The Yamato Colony: Pioneering Japanese in Florida, which showcases history of an agriculture experiment and Japan Through the Eyes of a Child, which transports the visitor to the different world and culture that is Japan.
Donald B. Gordon Research Library holds over 7,000 volumes on different topics about Japan.