The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd., offers a permanent exhibit chronicling the history of the area's Yamato Colony, an early 20th-century Japanese farming settlement; changing exhibitions dedicated to traditional and contemporary Japanese culture; and seasonal tea ceremony demonstrations. Of special interest is a bonsai exhibit featuring more than 50 trees ranging in age from five to 400 years. Inspired by various historical periods and gardening styles are six diverse gardens situated on 16 acres around a peaceful lake with whispering waterfalls and pagodas.
An audio tour by cellphone is available. Food is available at the onsite cafe Tues.-Sun. 11-3.