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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 Springfield, MO Must-See!

Mizumoto is such a gorgeous, secluded place. The beautiful Japanese architecture includes bridges, mini pagodas, & small temple-like buildings. There are many ponds & waterfalls... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Mizumoto is such a gorgeous, secluded place. The beautiful Japanese architecture includes bridges, mini pagodas, & small temple-like buildings. There are many ponds & waterfalls to highlight the lovely flowers & trees. I couldn't take enough pictures.

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Kimberling City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I've been to this lovely park three of four times now - but this last time - on April 10th -- was extra special because of all the blossoms. Also, the weather could not have been more perfect. The beauty and serenity of the place is just plain good for the soul. While there are bathroom facilities, they're outside the... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

http://www.parkboard.org/789/Springfield-Botanical-Gardens The web address can tell you so much more ~ it's a wonderful beautiful place that has various exhibits from time to time. The wonderful vegetable garden, the butterfly exhibit, play areas for the kids, lots of history etc. etc. I highly recommend visiting this place!

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Marionville, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is a must visit. Relaxing walk. At dusk they turn on the lights and its beautiful. Lots and lots of big Koi to feed. Several different events throughout the year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It is an absolutely Japanese Garden, complete with koi pond and many peacful places to sit and meditate....or soak in the beauty.

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Springfield, MO
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 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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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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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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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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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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