Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

Garden Hours: By Reservation Only

The Garden usually offers reservation slots Tuesday to Friday 10am – 5:00pm

The Garden is currently closed to the public Saturday - Monday

Please see our Online Portal for more information on when you can feed the koi or participate in special program offerings.

Reservations (good for up to 6 people)

Reservations are free, and they are required prior to visiting to ensure we are not closed for a private event or class at the time you wish to visit. Each reservation is good for 6 people

Feeding the Koi fish is also free, and it is a separate reservation from a regular visit, as we limit the amount of food the Koi get each day. We recommend making your “Feed the Koi Fish” reservation 1-2 weeks in advance. The spots book up fast! Reservation FAQ's can be found at the bottom of this page. 

Visit the Online Portal on a web browser or download our new mobile app:  

CSULB Students, faculty, and staff can access the Online Portal through their SSO login.

Groups of 12 or more are required to:

If you’re a visiting group of 12 people or more, please email JGcoordinators@csulb.edu at least 7 days in advance to obtain approval for your visit. Large groups who do not complete this step may be turned away at the gate.

Please see our Community Group Visits page for more information about field trips, camp visits, social club visits and more.

All groups of 40 people or more are subject to a $1 per person visitation fee.

A Living Museum

Welcome to the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden on the campus of California State University, Long Beach.   The Garden is a living museum, a place of learning, art, and culture for all who enter its gates. Come feed our playful koi, stroll the winding pathways, view the Tea House, or reflect at the Zen Garden. Each season unfolds with colorful blossoms, exciting cultural celebrations, and intriguing exhibits.

Japanese Garden Gifts

Check out our new merchandise at the 49er shops!

Japanese Garden Gifts at the 49er Shops

Reservation FAQ's

  • Are reservations for the CSULB Japanese Garden free? Yes. We require reservations to ensure the garden is open to the public at the time you want to visit.
  • Do I have to make an account? Yes, but it is a free account, and it ensures an easy check-in. Plus, you can use your account to make your own reservations for visits, koi food, and special events here at the garden! You can also use your account to purchase memberships.
  • If I make a reservation to feed the koi, do I still need to make a reservation to visit the garden? No! Your reservation to feed the koi functions as a reservation to visit the garden as well.
  • Can I reserve more than one cup of koi food? One cup of koi food is easily split into 2-3 small cups, if you’re visiting with multiple people who’d like a chance to feed the koi. Because cups are so limited, we limit them to 1 per party so that many parties have an opportunity to feed the koi each day.
  • Do I have to make a reservation for the CSULB Japanese Garden if I am a member? Yes, and you’ll be eligible for member-specific offerings, such as members-only koi feeding and special programming. Please visit our Memberships page for more information.
  • Do I have to make a reservation if I am a CSULB student, faculty, or staff? Yes! You can log in with your SSO log-in.
  • Does the garden validate parking? No. Please visit our Directions and Parking page for more information about parking rates.