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Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden

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Address: 2400 S Scenic Avenue, Springfield, MO 65807
Phone Number: 14178911515
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Thu - Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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The Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden is open from April 1 through October 31...

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 (always closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Admission is $3/adults. 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 Springfield-Greene County Parks Department supported extensively by local volunteers. At the Ticket Booth, you can buy fish food for the Koi. Special events throughout the season include: Cherry Blossom Kite Festival at the beginning of April; Japanese Fall Festival in September and Romance in the Japanese Garden in October. For information about weddings, call the main Botanical Center.

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Part of Nathaniel Greene Park.Very nice.

Beautiful Oriental bushes, trees and shrubbery surrounding a lake with walking trails.Very exotic. There is a Summer or Fall Festival also.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Larry S
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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful Oriental bushes, trees and shrubbery surrounding a lake with walking trails.Very exotic. There is a Summer or Fall Festival also.

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tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived on a Tuesday in October and that was the day they were closed. It looked pretty from the outside but I have some concerns about going back. There were signs in the parking lot saying to lock your doors and warning signs about your vehicle being broken into. I can't believe no one has mentioned this. Made us... More 

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Katie S, Manager at Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your concerns about the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden. You are correct in identifying that the gardens are always closed on Tuesday - Wednesday for maintenance. Please call or check the website if you ever have questions. The signage about securing vehicles is not unique and courtesy of the Springfield Police Department. The same signs can also... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I'm pretty sure this would have been a beautiful place if we were to go there in the spring or summer. When we got there it was closed for the season. I was sad. please make sure you check for seasonal parks.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

We came here on a Sunday morning... But it closes after Oct 31st until Apr 1st :( looks like it's great, so it was a big letdown. The listing here is wrong!

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1 Thank Valvelho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Little kids and adults will love to stroll the winding paths & Japanese bridges. Gold fish and tea ceremony are pluses. Dogs on leash are welcome.

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Katie S, Manager at Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, responded to this review

Just to be clear, the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden is the one attraction within the Springfield Botanical Gardens that does have a $3 fee for ages 13 to adult. Children 12 and under are free. Friends of the Garden members are free. Members of a botanical institution that participates with the American Horticultural Societies reciprocal admissions program are free. Tea... More 

Dickson, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

I went by myself while my husband was in class. Very peaceful and interesting. Many large and small Bonsai trees. Water falls and features. Unfortunately the Butterfly house was closed when I went. I would go back.

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Excelsior Springs, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Very peaceful and beautiful. Lots of different paths to take you around. Coy in the ponds. A couple different buildings. We went around 4:30/5pm. Would be gorgeous at night with the lanterns

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Overland Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Excellent Garden in Springfield associated with Springfield Botanical Garden, charges a small few- very worthwhile

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Southwest Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

My wife and I had talked about going here for the last several years and finally decided that it was time to go. We went on a Friday afternoon with our young daughter. It was not crowded and we enjoyed it very much. It only cost 3 dollars each for adults and our daughter was free. Don't forget to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I absolutely love this garden! We first came here a few years ago for the Japanese Festival, and now go to it every year. During the festival, it's a ton of fun, with lots of demonstrations to see, traditional tea ceremonies, activities, a souvenir tent, and more. But it is equally enjoyable to visit outside of the festival time where... More 

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