Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

Historic Site, Garden, and Museum · West Philadelphia
Horticultural and Lansdowne Drs (at West Fairmount Park), Philadelphia, PA 19131, United States
Hours:
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Wed–Fri
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)

Shofuso Japanese House & Garden is a traditional-style Japanese house and nationally-ranked garden that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia. Shofuso is open for visitation, group tours, private tea ceremonies and wedding ceremonies from April to October.

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  • Visit Philly

    The famous Japanese House and Garden (are known as Shofuso) is located inside Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, which was originally the site of Lansdowne, the country seat of Governor John Penn. Read more

    Visit Philly · September 9, 2014
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  • MiND TV

    The Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park Philadelphia is a typical example of a 16th century Shoin-zukuri style residential house and garden. Learn more by watching our 5-min program. Read more

    MiND TV · October 15, 2011
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  • Juan V.

    For a great view of the garden and pond without having to enter the property, sit on the ledge along Belmont Drive. Also, visit on April 15th for Fairmount Park's annual Cherry Blossom Festival!

    Juan Visser · April 7, 2012
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  • Kristen S.

    Take a tour of the stunning gardens and historical Japanese House, built in 1953 in Japan and moved to Philadelphia in 1958 after a stint at MOMA in NYC.

    Kristen Sweeney · February 16, 2013
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  • Vera S.

    I keep going back here, and it just gets prettier and prettier there.

    Vera Shvets · October 7, 2013
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  • Ricardo S.

    Visit a small and authentic Japanese house. Not a lot to see.

    Ricardo Seixas · August 30, 2015
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  • Demetrios S.

    this is philadelphia's best kept secret. enjoy the architecture, the serenity of this relic

    Demetrios Stakias · July 23, 2010
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  • Shanna F.

    bring a camera.. and make sure you don't miss the cherry blossom festival. :-)

    Shanna Forde · September 6, 2011
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  • Harry M.

    Open weekends in April and October 11am-5pm. May to September Wed to Fri 10am-4pm, weekends 11am-5pm.

    Harry M · February 18, 2012
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  • Vera S.

    Here's a panorama I took there.

    Vera Shvets · November 3, 2013
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  • Vera S.

    really lovely place.

    Vera Shvets · November 3, 2013
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  • Jennifer H.

    I loved the traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony!

    Jennifer H · March 20, 2010
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  • Kristen S.

    Stroll the gardens at Shofuso.

    Kristen Sweeney · February 17, 2013
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  • Denise H.

    Must get here by fall.

    Denise Hasher · July 8, 2010
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  • Annalisa

    feed the koi!

    Annalisa · April 7, 2014
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  • Harry M.

    www.shofuso.com / info@shofuso.com

    Harry M · February 18, 2012
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