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Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden

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Address: 2400 S Scenic Avenue, Springfield, MO 65807
Phone Number: 14178911515
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Thu - Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

The Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden is open from April 1 through October 31...

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 (always closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Admission is $3/adults. 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 Springfield-Greene County Parks Department supported extensively by local volunteers. At the Ticket Booth, you can buy fish food for the Koi. Special events throughout the season include: Cherry Blossom Kite Festival at the beginning of April; Japanese Fall Festival in September and Romance in the Japanese Garden in October. For information about weddings, call the main Botanical Center.

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So pretty!

I really enjoyed strolling through the gardens. It was so peaceful and tranquil. The plants, flowers, streams, and ponds were all beautiful. We saw a variety of birds and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
April S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed strolling through the gardens. It was so peaceful and tranquil. The plants, flowers, streams, and ponds were all beautiful. We saw a variety of birds and butterflies. There were frogs and turtles in the ponds. We even saw a few Canadian Geese. Will definitely visit again and again.

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a pleasant and attractive Japanese garden next to Nathanael Greene Park. You can enjoy well maintained trees and shrubs on either side of the pathways. I saw turtles and fish in the ponds as well as Canadian geese. There are places to sit and enjoy the peaceful surrounds. There are restrooms and free parking. Note, most days there... More 

Thank GWSTravels
Rogers, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of trees, shrubs, and water features. We saw rabbits, turtles, geese, and koi fish. Very nice paved walkways and mostly level for those who don't walk well.

Thank clubfoot57
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the $3 price of admission, Mizumoto is an oasis of calm inside the botanical garden that appears to have been plopped in the middle of an industrial park. It's exactly as advertised--a stroll garden with Japanese maples, bridges, a tea house, and ponds featuring giant koi and turtles. A relaxing break.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wife and I had a nice stroll through the park. I believe we got in for free because we are members at another park in Dallas. There were plenty of birds and turtles to look at. There were some pretty good photo ops as well. It's not the best Japanese Garden I have been to, but it was good... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole experience is very serene. I loved the winding pathways and little nooks. Watching the kids feed the geese was fun, as well! Lovely way to spend an afternoon!

Thank Lacey V
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was a random trip with my girlfriend and 6 year old son. It is not worth the charge of $3.00 per adult,nor worth the $1.00 fee for the fish food (which my son enjoys doing) it is okay, has a Japanese style house, a meditation area but you can easily be distracted but he near area of people mowing. There... More 

Thank deedriaw
Willard, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is located in the back of Nathaniel Greene Park and could easily be missed if you do not know where it is. It is a beautiful garden landscape that changes with the seasons. Great place to take some candid camera shots and to take in nature.

Thank Ron K
Ozark, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

If you are looking for a great place to just take a stroll and unwind while taking in nature you definitely have to go to Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden. They have lots of native trees and habitat of Japan and koi fish ponds and bridges. It is a beautiful park

Thank angoct14
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This is on one end of the Botanical Gardens and is very beautifully landscaped. There's a nice size pond in the middle and if you catch it right, you will see some big turtles sun bathing. In addition, there's some water features that provide the calming sound of a running stream. Very peaceful.

Thank rduinc

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