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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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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. In 2013, numbered markers were added for self guided cell phone tour. In 2014, the garden can be contracted for weddings. Special night time events "Romance in the Garden" are scheduled for Sept 25 and 26, and Oct 23 and 24. Event includes floating wishing lanterns, telescopes in Sept and String quartet in Oct.
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Beautiful, Peaceful Garden

Beautiful outdoor attraction. A great place for a nice walk around the park and beautiful photo opportunities. There is a small entrance fee and I am not sure if the other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Beautiful outdoor attraction. A great place for a nice walk around the park and beautiful photo opportunities. There is a small entrance fee and I am not sure if the other attractions there charge anything. Worth visiting, but try to pick a day that isn't extremely hot.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Admission was $3 per person. We were there about 90 min and saw most of the garden. The walk is paved and is an easy stroll. We especially enjoyed sitting by the pools and watching the wildlife. The garden attracts some interesting birds, egrets, herons, etc. All in all, a pleasant visit.

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Fairview Heights, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The garden's centerpiece is the lake and vegetation surrounding it. If you belong to a botanical garden in another city, you may receive a discount on the admission price. It is a nice place to visit or to sit and relax.

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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Beautiful when trees are in bloom. Nice trails, water features, landscaping. Great place for a stroll.

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Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is such a pretty place to walk through. We happened to go during the Japanese festival and there was Sumo Wrestling and all kinds of demonstrations. They sometimes have other events like lantern lit night strolls for couples which are pretty fun.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The gardens were well kept and nice to look at. The sidewalks are in need of repair to be more wheelchair friendly.

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Springfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I have always brought my guests here and they all agree. Quite a bit of walking for older people, but a wonderful place to relax with many places to sit. All the plants are labeled in all the gardens and they have a great butterfly house. There is a Japanese celebration every year with wonderful entertainment.

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I was lucky enough to visit during a fall evening while the Japanese Fall Festival was happening. It was incredibly beautiful - they had candles and paper lanterns all over and it was a genuinely lovely night. I've heard it's just as wonderful during the day, though I'd avoid in the summer because Missouri gets downright miserable...

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Wait until spring or fall to go, too hot in the summer. The place is fun, we went when there was a festival going on so it was nice and we got to go at night, not sure if that is normally open at night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is one our favorite spots in Springfield and we are sure to go whenever we are in that area. It is comparable to other Japanese gardens we have enjoyed elsewhere in US and Canada. Take your time. Slow down and take in the peace and tranquility! Enjoy a different aesthetic from our usual Western one!

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