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Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden

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Address: 2400 S. Scenic, Springfield, MO
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Description: The Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden is open from April 1 through October...
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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A quite location to take a peaceful stroll

The Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden is a 7.5 acre garden that is a part of a larger 111 acre site known as the Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Green/Close Memorial Park... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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Springfield, MO
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden is a 7.5 acre garden that is a part of a larger 111 acre site known as the Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Green/Close Memorial Park in Springfield, MO. There is a large koi lake, moon bridge, meditation garden, tea house and traditional Japanese garden landscaping. Isesaki, Japan is a sister city to Springfield, MO.... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Always a pleasant experience. The scenery is beautiful, the path is interesting, and it's always fun to feed the oversized goldfish that swim in the calm ponds.

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Springfield, Missouri
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I went to the garden expecting a lot. First of all, the list of prices were different then what they charged me at the door, which was probably the festivals fault more than the gardens, but if you list a price for the festival, I expect to pay the price, obviously. The garden itself is well kept. Which it should... More 

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Springfield
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The park is good by itself, but I usually go here every year for the Japanese Fall Fest, which is always fun. The Japanese Stroll Garden is beautiful!

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Springfield, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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