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Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

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Address: 1250 N Bellflower Blvd, California State University, Long Beach, CA 90840-0004
Phone Number: 562-985-8885
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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nice small garden

This is a nice place to visit with small children or just for a peaceful escape from the busyness of the city.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Joe G
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Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a nice place to visit with small children or just for a peaceful escape from the busyness of the city.

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You're not going to find much signage pointing out this attraction. There's just one at the entrance of California State University Long Beach. While the space is small, it's a beautiful little escape. Very well-kept. Large koi pond (you can feed the fish for 25 cents), Bonsai trees, karesansui and lovely bridges. Free admission. Bring a camera. Check the website... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Japanese Garden at CSULB is a great place to relax and take a break from the city. There is little to no outside noise, and it seems as if you are in a completely different place. Many events are held here throughout the year, and I would recommend this spot for anybody looking to have a formal venue. I... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for something free and quick to do in Long Beach I'd recommend this garden. It's pretty small, so it would make a good stop along the way to other places. This garden and the Pyramid are on the same campus and waking distance from each other, so you could take a quick visit to both. You probably... More 

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Orange County, Ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was nice, just like everyone said, but there was lots of algae in the pond that wasn't really pleasant to look at. Bring quarters for the meters rather than a day pass. It doesn't take long to see the exhibit, be patient and someone will come out and take their spot.

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Long Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

As others have said, it's small. The "lake" is better described as a small pond. It takes 5 min to walk around, even at a leisurely pace. Nonetheless, it is very nicely appointed. Definitely a tranquil Japanese garden (unless it's too full of people, as it was on the weekend afternoon we popped by). Seemed mainly like people were there... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

The garden is fairly small, but it is amazing. So beautiful. A great spot for meditation. Gorgeous plants, amazing bonsai, and peaceful water features.

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Lakewood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Tucked away on the campus of CSULB is a little Japanese garden. It's a hidden gem full of koi fish and ponds and sculptures and beautiful plants and flowers. There is a "rock waterfall." Lots of places to sit and reflect. Go early in the day if it's warm out. Bring a bottle of water and comfortable shoes. There are... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Free entry, make sure you keep an eye out for events since they are booked often. There are plenty of coy fish for your viewing pleasure and make sure you pay for parking, they charge hefty.

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Oxford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Very small Japanese gardens surrounding a lovely little pond. Some interesting historical information is available. Very relaxing place to wander.

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