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Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden

2400 S. Scenic, Springfield, MO
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Ranked #4 of 32 attractions in Springfield
Type: Parks
Owner description: 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.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I did not know this place even existed for quite a while. But now I'm sorry I didn't get here sooner. This is a ridiculously cool garden area tucked away in the back of the Botanical gardens. Yes, you have to pay. But go ahead & do it. Objectively the garden probably isn't that big, but it's so well designed... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

$3 is a small price to pay for the opportunity to exist in this small piece of paradise. If I could create my own city, I would recreate this beautiful garden. I took a lot of pictures so that I could remember it. I envy those that live close by and can visit as often as they like. Don't miss... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very quiet, beautiful place to visit and stroll through. Perfect for photography or just some relaxation with the family.

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you like the outdoors and beautiful plants, then this is the place to be. It was a very nice walk and you can sit and rest periodically through out the garden, since they do have benches. I would go again. Nice place for a wedding too.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The wandering path through this American interpretation of a Japanese Garden takes you past a quaint tea house, a beautiful bridge and past a waterfall into a Koi pond. Walk the stones out to the island or sit at pond edge to enjoy the soothing water fall. Conclude your journey with time to sit in the sand raked meditation site... More

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Orange County, CA, USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The grounds were meticulously kept and I loved the rock gardens and sand landscaping. Structures are well places and the mood reminds me of Japan, where I used to travel to many years ago. Woodwork requires some attention and I suspect if they included a functioning Tea Garden (think San Francisco Japanese Tea Garden), they would definitely have a winner.... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We loved the great spaces to relax and the calm sound of the water features. My daughter liked taking pictures of the turtles. It was a great place to visit.

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Newburgh, Indiana
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

You don't often run across a Japanese garden in the ozarks. It is beautifully designed and maintained. My little girls were delighted by the changing little picture perfect views offered by the garden. They also loved having their toes nibbled by the Koi when they soaked their feet in the water.

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8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

It's $3 per person to go into the Japanese gardens, but it was 100% worth it to me. Note that they only accept cash and not debit/credit cards. When I first walked in the gate, I didn't know if I was going to be very impressed, but as we kept walking, it led to some gorgeous pond areas with typical... More

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The gardens were so beautiful. The geese had goslings and they were so comfortable with the visitors. The water features added to the tranquility of the gardens, I can't wait to visit throughout the year.

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