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Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden

People come down to Miami to enjoy a sunny weather and a beautiful beach. But if you can’t imagine what else to do here, I highly recommend visiting Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden. It is about 1 hour drive from South Beach toward Fort Lauderdale.

I went there couple of days ago and I was so amazed! It is beautifully arranged landscape filled with lots of different gardens. Each one of those gardens has it own theme but all of them has a significant touch of a Japanese culture. Take a look at the pictures I took from there:

Me and my sister giving food to turtles

“rock garden” :

structure made of rocks:

bonsai tree:

me,  eating fake soba, made of used elastics (now thats recycled or what?!!)) at the Japanese museum that located on the territory:

PS. ofcours i didn’t swallow it, otherwise i wouldn’t be writing this post

This is japanese farmer who, after his death, donated his land to Florida State. The land eventually became what it is today:


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2 Responses to Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden

  1. jota August 1, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

    Sewn to the time factor “The art of imagine” what’s static or dinamyc becomes a mistery that developes unipersonal emotion, in the garden’s structure of ancient gardens based in the chinese old philosophy that is written as The Sakutei Ki, that new japanesse diagrams build under similar rules.
    One kiss

  2. Aaron J. August 2, 2012 at 6:56 am #

    Just like when you helped the baby turtles on the beach in Mexico, you seem to have the sweetest, kindest way of being in nature and respecting it so much. Seems like the Japanese gardens would be a good place to feel the peaceful tranquility of the Zen masters. I am thankful for the Japanese agent that introduced you to the modelling world so it was possible to know and love you Val.

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