The Zen influence of the Japanese culture is displayed through the designs, offering intense feeling and relaxation and serenity at the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, just north of Branson. Established in 1985, the landscaping for this garden has come a long way since then with the new addition of stepping stones, lanterns, ponds, and islands. Those are just a few items throughout the gardens that make it unique. Trees that were planted years ago, now give adequate shade cover, providing comfort and relaxation, and a naturalistic aspect that you will always find in the gardens is rocks. That is one thing that a Japanese garden will always have an abundance of, even if there is nothing else. For a chance to enjoy some serenity and peace, be sure to experience the intricate landscaping and beauty of nature at the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden.