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Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden

2400 S Scenic Ave, Springfield, MO 65807-3220
+1 417-891-1515
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Beautiful and Serene

We saw this in the travel magazine in our hotel. We were traveling through and had time to go, so... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
Nice spring visit

We always try to go in the spring when trees are blooming. Love the water, birds and turtles... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Springfield, 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 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.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish food” (6 reviews)
“tea house” (6 reviews)
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2400 S Scenic Ave, Springfield, MO 65807-3220
+1 417-891-1515
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We saw this in the travel magazine in our hotel. We were traveling through and had time to go, so we did. I am so glad we did. It was a beautiful place to visit. It was $3 an adult and kids were free. The...More

Thank dalejr8prncss
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always try to go in the spring when trees are blooming. Love the water, birds and turtles. Pleasant little gem in Springfield.

Thank tcwMissouri
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very peaceful and tranquil oasis in Springfield. I knew nothing about it until we got to the Botanical Gardens. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised. For a smaller city, they have done a very nice job establishing a Japanese Garden. It...More

Thank Lovetogo55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy, leisurely, and price-effective way to kill a couple of hours. Beautiful trees and vegetation. Nicely kept pathways, but I would recommend that if you are looking for a quiet walk for you and your sweetheart, pick something other than a Sunday afternoon. The only...More

Thank Mathew H
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful Japanese garden. It is located within the Nathaniel Greene/Close Memorial park. The cost for adults is $3 or free if you become a Friends of the Gardens member; not sure on how much that cost; it's perfect for anyone from couples...More

Thank sabon001
Katie S, Manager at Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you for your visit and comments! You are right - you can support the Springfield Botanical Gardens by becoming a Friends of the Garden member for $35 or any American Horticultural Society garden that participates in reciprocal admission gets in for free. Please be...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

I was on a trip looking for something local to see and picked this place. Traveling to this address I arrived at a 'scrap yard' looking place (no disrespect for anybody who works there) Considering my GPS got me to the correct address and my...More

Thank Pavol A
Katie S, Manager at Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

I'm sorry you did not find us! 2400 S. Scenic is only accessible from Scenic Ave. by vehicle (Greenway walkers and bicycles can get in by Sunset and Austin St). There is a 30 foot tall "Botanical Gardens" sign listing all the attractions at this...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017

The high level of gardening expertise was unexpected. The Japanese Garden was a relaxing reward for several days on the highway. It would be hard to reproduce this garden. It took years for it to reach this level. Take the phone tour the explains the...More

Thank RoadDogs70
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Mid April is always my fav time to go the trees are in full bloom . Great for picture taking or just relaxing with a book. A date with a loved one could be special too As well as announcement pictures for a wedding a...More

Thank Benn D
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is a great park to just go sit and relax in. Its very peaceful and the scenery is gorgeous. Worth your time to visit.

Thank Novae5
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Really worth the visit $3.00 entry found the gardens very tranquil and a good size to walk around 45 minutes.

Thank R C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I see the hours posted are currently closed Wednesdays. Is that seasonal and may be different in October? We are traveling through on a Wednesday and would love to stop and see! Thanks!
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
Is there a fee for taking pictures?
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
When are the gardens the most beautiful, Spring or Summer?
18 August 2016|
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Response from Katie S | Property representative |
The Japanese Garden is only 7.5 acres of the 114 acre park. This attraction is very pretty in April - May with Cherries, dogwoods, azaleas and spring blooms. It also has nice water features that are great in summer and fall... More