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Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden

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Address: 2400 S Scenic Avenue, Springfield, MO 65807
Phone Number: 417-891-1515
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Thu - Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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 place to relax

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Springfield
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Lawrence, Kansas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The Japanese Stroll Garden is absolutely my favorite part of Nathaniel Green Park. The entry fee is very cheap, and proceeds help with the maintenance of the expansive and beautiful garden. The space is replete with waterfalls, koi ponds, beautiful landscaping, and is so large that it's easy to find a secluded, calm spot to quietly enjoy the scenery. The... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We last visited about 10 years ago. Then it was a beautiful place - with many flowers and it was tidy and peaceful. Now - It costs $3 to get in, there were almost no flowers, there were several buses of school kids outside of the park doing their noisy thing and it was just boring. I'm not sure what... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I liked the serenity of this garden and the walkways. Unfortuantely the Tea House was not operating (it was completely empty), so, I am not sure if it is only open during the summer season. It was worth the time to stop and enjoy.

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Love to go there! Serene and quiet most days with wonderful foliage, gardens and asian landscape. The annual fesitval is not to be missed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Found this thru tripadvisor, and made the time to stop. As luck would have it, it was the perfect day with the dogwood trees in bloom in, along with the redbuds and lots of bulbs. Highly recommended, peaceful, quiet, and lots of wildlife. Birds, turtles and koi in the pond. The only drawback was that the geese were very aggressive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We have only been once but it was really beautiful. You can really see the work and time they put into making this place so pretty.

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Additional Information about Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden

Address: Address: 2400 S Scenic Avenue, Springfield, MO 65807
Phone Number: 417-891-1515
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Springfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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