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Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden

2400 S Scenic Ave, Springfield, MO 65807-3220
+1 417-891-1515
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Very Peaceful

This is a beautiful Japanese garden with a nicely defined path. It has all the elements of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stephanie M
Mississauga, Canada
Beautiful & Relaxing

I will admit, I was surprised... this garden was a much better experience than I was anticipating... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jason M
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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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 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 in April; Japanese Fall Festival in September and Romance in the Japanese Garden. For information about weddings, call the main Botanical Center.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2400 S Scenic Ave, Springfield, MO 65807-3220
+1 417-891-1515
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful Japanese garden with a nicely defined path. It has all the elements of traditional Japanese gardens and lots of spots to sit and enjoy the views. We went later in the afternoon and it wasn't too busy so it was very...More

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I will admit, I was surprised... this garden was a much better experience than I was anticipating. Very beautiful, very serene, and very cared for. I visited in late summer / early fall, and the gardens were just magnificent. If you're in the area, keep...More

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We spent an hour or two walking the paths and admiring the serenity. Well worth the break from driving and crowds. Charming and quiet.

Thank coloradorover2017
Reviewed 17 October 2017

When my wife and I visited this spiritual park we had it totally to ourselves. Words can not describe the feeling of peace and tranquility we experienced. Let the others go to the crowded tourist spots. If you want to want a beautiful place to...More

Thank Goodness4you
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This is a "must see" place in Springfield. Gorgeous, diverse gardens, walkways, lake, historic buildings, and it's free!

1  Thank 855ricb
Reviewed 6 October 2017

A somewhat disappointing visit in late fall as few blooms. It does make for a nice quiet stroll with a few places to sit and enjoy the the serene setting. Would have been nice to understand the idea/concept or culture behind the Japanese garden, maybe...More

Thank thompsonnelda
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The best $3 admission we've spent in a while. The Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden offers a pleasant walk through a variety of pathways, with Asian plantings and garden art. Several small buildings, ponds, etc. Very zen and relaxing. I wasn't feeling my best that day,...More

1  Thank Carol B
Reviewed 4 October 2017

gerat little Japanese garden associated with the Botanical garden. A small admission fee, but well worth it.

1  Thank johnmM754OI
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Had a wonderful time strolling through the gardens. There is a very large variety of hostas to view.

Thank jimandjan7172
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The stroll garden was enjoyable enough to spend an hour or so but I think it's a one-time thing except for special events.

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20 July 2017|
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Response from Benn D | Reviewed this property |
Never have seen any offered
1 February 2017|
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Response from Katie S | Property representative |
New for 2017, we plan to be open daily starting in April - October. The gardens are closed daily for the season November - March.
Bethany I
27 September 2016|
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Response from Katie S | Property representative |
Professional Photographers who use the garden as a set and charge customers a fee are required to carry a photo pass. $25/Daily or $150/seasonal passes can be purchased at the Botanical Center. If you are just taking... More