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Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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December 2018

Nice & clean, pretty lights. The trail was a little confusing but it’s not big enough to get lost... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
803kassidyd
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Monett, Missouri
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We visited during the special event before Christmas, when the garden was decorated with lights. My... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
austin_autumn
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Ozark, Missouri
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The Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden is open from April 1 through October 31 annually. The operating hours are 10 AM to 7 PM April - September and closes at 6 p.m. in October. Admission is $3/adults; children 12 and under are free. The Garden sits on...more
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice & clean, pretty lights. The trail was a little confusing but it’s not big enough to get lost. Had a good time!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Katie S, Manager at Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments! We are already thinking about the event for next year and hope that incorporating more lights and possibly directional arrows, people will be able to flow more naturally through the gardens!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited during the special event before Christmas, when the garden was decorated with lights. My husband and I had a lovely time. There was Christmas music playing and the lights were very well done. We took our time and enjoyed the beautiful and peaceful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Katie S, Manager at Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments! We will continue lights in the garden next season! Best!

Reviewed January 7, 2019

We heard a promo on the radio about a nighttime walk through the gardens while it was decorated for the holidays. I called my daughter to see if she and her family would like to go with us. They did, so we all loaded up...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Katie S, Manager at Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments! We are already working on the event for next year and intend on offering a few more weekends as well as adding another night each week.

Reviewed December 23, 2018

Lovely stroll with Christmas lights before Christmas. Lots of visitors, but not too crowded--we went early, just at dark. When we left about an hour later, the line was quite long to purchase tickets ($4). Well worth the visit, and will go back in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Katie S, Manager at Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, responded to this reviewResponded December 26, 2018

Thank you for your visit! The Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden is traditionally closed from November - March. However, 2018 was our first attempt at extending the season and opening the garden for a few weekend nights in December with additional lighting. Please check our hours...More

Reviewed November 19, 2018

We went mainly because my grandson was in a school related activity. However, it is quite a beautiful Japanese garden, nice stroll through it. The weather, sadly did not cooperate with quite a lot of rain. I believe there is a 3.00 charge during normal...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Katie S, Manager at Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2018

Thank you for your visit. The general admission for non-event days is $4. Children 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Springfield Sister Cities and Friends of the Garden members have free admission as well as any American Horticultural Society reciprocal garden.

Reviewed October 16, 2018

This is an amazing garden. There is a charge for admission, adults $4 and children 12 and under are free. This location is very pretty and a great quiet walk. I sometimes walk here on my lunch when i need somewhere quiet.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

Nice walking path for couples or by one's meditative self---but for flowers as we expected: was a little disappointing. Nice quiet area---but does have a breeze coming from a nearby field and all smells associated with that. Close to other gardens that did have the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Katie S, Manager at Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you for your observation! The Japanese Garden is built on the foundation of the basic elements of plants, water, and rocks with simple, clean lines to create a tranquil retreat. The interest is not found in the flowers, but the subtle differences in color...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Is a good place to be in contact with nature. It own a special beauty and peace. Kids can run and enjoy nature, couples can re-connect and single can just be in contact with nature.More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Katie S, Manager at Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you for your comments! This quiet corner of the park is the only place I have consistently spotted indigo bunting & green herons. You will also find bluebirds, goldfinches, cardinals, robins, great blue heron and other birds as well and through the entire Springfield...More

Reviewed July 31, 2018

I lived in Japan for 2 years a long time ago, and this was a way to revisit that wonderful time. And it was a way for my husband to experience, in a small way, what I experienced when I was there. It's a very...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 24, 2018

We were in Springfield for a long weekend and visited the Nathanael Greene park for the free Butterfly Garden festival and stumbled upon the Japanese Stroll Garden. It's so centrally located in Springfield! It was free that day and we had some extra time so...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Katie S, Manager at Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

Thank you! We typically offer a free day during our Cherry Blossom Kite Festival (usually 1st Sat in April) and Butterfly Festival (late June). Regular admission is $4/adult; 12 and under free. Supporters of the Friends of the Garden and/or Springfield Sister Cities enjoy free...More

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Jess0419
June 24, 2018|
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Response from DustinHolmes | Reviewed this property |
Not if you are just taking personal photos or pictures of your family. They do charge if you are working as a professional photographer taking photos of someone who is paying you.
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MaryFromMissouri
April 9, 2018|
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The date has varied every year for the past 10 years... Generally the Yoshinos and Higan Weeping forms bloom the first week of April and the double pom Kwanzans bloom the 2nd-3rd week of April. The blooms have come and gone... More
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