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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: +1 562-985-8885
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12:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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Beautiful

It is a $5 entrance fee. Beautiful landscape. However, the smell of the water in the pond is not good.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2016
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

For a quick stop on the way to Los Almaritos Rancho, long beach a must see historical location! What it was like before california was california. Beautiful gardens, Adobe house and shire horses! One of the best free things you can do!

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Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

It is a $5 entrance fee. Beautiful landscape. However, the smell of the water in the pond is not good.

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Osaka, Japan
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This is a nice place to come to if you want to see Japanese gardens look without going to Japan . The scenery is beautiful and it is very peaceful. It's also free to enter

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Long Beach, California
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I love this garden, it was right near my dorm when I lived at the great Long Beach State. Go Beach! The setting is peaceful and the Bonsai are wonderful to look at. Don't miss the Koi auction, it is very exciting.

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 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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