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Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

1250 Bellflower Blvd, California State University, Long Beach, CA 90840
562-985-8885
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Ranked #7 of 43 Attractions in Long Beach
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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San Diego, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is a well-designed garden that packs a lot into a small 1.3 acre format. The topology is flat, and centered around a relatively large pond, so there are few intimate spaces and the feeling is not that interesting. The finely crafted 4.5 tatami tea house is somewhat raised, but the layout within the garden is very limited by the... More

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new york
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Free to the general public. Amazing carp pound. Perfect for a short 15 minute walk. Lots of Cherry blossom trees. Large pond to walk around. Good for receptions and photos.

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Los Angeles
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I lived next to the Japanese gardens for four years, and my graduation ceremony took place here (I was on a scholarship at CSULB). The gardens are always beautiful and well maintained, it's a lovely place to visit. The only critque I have is that if you are planning an event, there are no large spaces for say, seating or... More

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Long Island, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I loved feeding the koi and watching the ducks fight for the food. I think i took more photos showing the care the workers put into maintaining the site than the fish. Although the trained bonsai was a close second. Using ropes and weights to train bonsai was something I had never seen before.

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Long Beach, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The garden is very well maintained. It's a little oasis in the middle of the parking lot at Cal State University. You can feed the coy and take advantage of excellent photo ops.

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Fountain Valley, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Beautiful and peaceful garden. Great place to relax. A small but very enjoyable space with beautiful koi. The garden is free but you must pay for parking.

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Bellflower, California, USA
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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This Garden is truly a sanctuary in Long Beach! The have huge Koi Ponds with Koi of every size and color and beautiful horticulture all around. Located on the campus at Long Beach State College (CSULB) it offers a tranquil place to sit or casually walk around to enjoy the unique plants and trees, and of course the amazing collection... More

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Sylmar, Ca
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went there for a wedding. It is a very relaxed, romantic, beautiful, serene garden only a.few feet from a busy street- a hidden gem. The staff was friendly and helpful. However, the location only had one single use (one toilet) bathroom. Many of the 100 wedding guests could be seen doing the "gotta go" dance as they waited in... More

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Ontario, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is a great wedding location. The staff is friendly and very helpful to outside vendors. Photos are wonderful at this location.

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Long Beach, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A beautiful, peaceful, relaxing, AWESOME place to spend a little time. There is absolutely nothing to dislike about this

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