Long Beach, California --
The 1.5 acre Japanese Garden on the campus of California State University, Long
Beach, provides at least one compelling reason among many to visit the
campus. Other fantastic attractions include the Pyramid, and Karen & Richard
Carpenter Performing Arts Center events such as musical, concerts and plays.
The traditional Japanese garden hosts some free public attendance events,
some membership only events (anyone can join), weddings, and meetings. However,
it is open to the public and is worth a visit. Hundreds of massive koi fish,
meandering landscapes, and plants and flowers that blossom seasonally in
Southern California's very own seasons, all make this well worth repeat visits.
Among the gardens highlights are its entrance, which features a gate inspired
by one in Kyoto, Japan. The master landscape architect for the project, Ed
Lovell, traveled to Japan before integrating ideas into this Southern California