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Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden

2400 S. Scenic, Springfield, MO
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Ranked #3 of 21 Attractions in Springfield
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: The Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden is open from April 1 through October 31 annually. The operating hours are 9 AM to 7:30 PM Thursday through Monday. The Garden is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Admission is $3. The Garden sits on 7 1/2 acres and contains three large ponds, several canals, a waterfall, Tea House and several other structures. The grounds are maintained by County Parks Department supported extensively by local volunteers. At the Ticket Booth, you can buy fish food for the Koi, and a tour guide booklet for minimal costs. In 2013, numbered markers were added for self guided cell phone tour. In 2014, the garden can be contracted for weddings.

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Springfield, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This is a hidden gem I discovered a few years ago. The stroll gardens are absolutely lovely and I always enjoy my visits. From the beautiful Koi ponds to the gazebos and rock gardens, the stroll gardens are a haven from a busy and frenetic lifestyle. A very romantic spot for couples or a fun place for the family, the... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My first visit to the Gardens was for an extra credit assignment to go to a festival here. It is one of my favorite places in the city now!!

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Alliance, NE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Beautiful place to take pictures and go for a walk. My 4 year old son loved feeing he koi and walking over the bridges. Very affordable. I will for sure go here again.

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This place is so pretty! Although there is a small fee, it is worth it. The paths are clean and fun to walk. There is a lot of goose poop, but I guess that can't really be helped. I would definitely recommend.

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I recently moved to the area but discovered the stroll gardens on a previous visit. Last year and this year, my fiance and I attended the Japanese festival that takes place here. While the festival is great fun and well worth going to in its own right, the gardens are all amazing! Beautifully designed, tons of fantastic photo ops, and... More

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Springfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Am always amazed when visiting this local jewel. Experienced the wonderful Japanese Fall Festival last weekend and was overcome by the beauty of the grounds. Exquisite flower beds, koi ponds, waterfalls, trees and lovely architecture throughout including bridges, and stroll paths. Hands down one of the most beautiful and photogenic garden in the area...do NOT miss Mizumoto. My daughter loves... More

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Nixa, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Visited the gardens with my boyfriend for a small fee of $3 per person. We wanted to feed the fish, so for $1 at the admission stand you can get a packed snack size ziploc bag of fish food. We spent a lot of our time watching a crane search food it's dinner (lol). We really enjoyed ourselves and even... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Got to gardens just as rain showers ended. Sunny but cool after rain. Walk was comfortable and just after rain we could smell the evergreens and mulch. Well kept gardens. All prior reviews detail what is there. Very nice and relaxing. For 3 dollars this was great deal. I sure hope it can be sustained to keep the gardens running!

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Camrose, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Open April to October from 9 am - 7:30 pm. Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays . 7.5 acre landscaped gardens. Winding paths, pools with koi fish ( although hard to see in the green water), ceremonial tea house, moon bridge, & meditation garden. You can buy koi fish food for $1 at the ticket office when you pay your entry fee.... More

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Springfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We went back to this park after about 10 years of forgetting about it. We wanted to walk and let the grandson feed the fish. There is a small fee for adults but kids are free. Fish food is very inexpensive and you get lots. When our other grandkids came, we went back. They all enjoyed this place and they... More

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