Authentic sushi, kabuki theater, stunning architecture—if you’ve got some serious wanderlust for the Land of the Rising Sun, it's totally understandable why. But you don’t need to pay thousands for a plane ticket and travel across the world to experience it. Florida has its own little slice of Japan at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, and they officially reopen next week!\nMorikami will finally be open to the public on Tuesday, June 16. So forget the visa and agonizingly long plane ride when you can just take a trip to the coast instead.\nWhile the museum boasts extensive outdoor exhibits and indoor displays, only their outdoor gardens will be open at this time.\nThey will be opening an hour later than usual, at 11 a.m., and only payment through debit or credit card will be accepted.\nMasks are only required for indoor venues, like the café and museum store.\nView this post on Instagram To finish out our weekend, we visited the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. It’s absolutely beautiful and we couldn’t have asked for better weather. If you’re ever in the Delray Beach/Boca Raton area, it’s definitely a perfect way to spend a relaxing afternoon! . . . #visitflorida @morikamimuseum #morikami #delray #bocaraton #floridaonatankful #daytrip #southflorida #japanesegarden #florida #garden A post shared by Joanna 🎀 (@whatsawendybird) on Jan 5, 2020 at 12:16pm PST\nThe exhibits tell not only of the history of Japan, of its vibrant culture. They even host several workshops and events throughout the year, from cultural demonstrations to anime exhibitions.\nYou’ll definitely want to pay a visit in the early springtime too because it’s one of the only places in Florida where you can actually see cherry blossoms bloom.\nInterestingly enough, South Florida even has an ancient, little-known connection with Japan. At the Yamato-kan building of the museum, you can find out all about it.\nView this post on Instagram Welcoming Thursday in with fun! 10:30a - Hatha Flow at @crunchoaklandpark Later this evening: 7:00 p.m. - Yoga at @lafitness - Boca/Technology Way IGNITE ⭐️ INSPIRE⭐️ THRIVE #mardibyoga #browardcounty #southfloridayoga #hathacherished #vinyasalove #pranainspired #igniteyourspark #breathebelieveflow #yogisofinstagram #yogisofsouthflorida #sofla #communityblessed #yogidriven #satyathriving #carpediem A post shared by 💮Mardianita💮 (@mardibyoga) on Nov 21, 2019 at 6:49am PST\nThe original building of the museum, called Yamato-kan, is named for a small colony of Japanese farmers who settled in what is now Boca Raton.\nWhile their farming expedition fell short of what they hoped it would be, it was the first seed of Japanese culture planted in Florida.\nThe 16-acre property holds two museum buildings and tons of winding garden paths. Wherever you walk, you’ll be inspired by the beauty of Japan.