Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

Historic Site, Garden, and Museum
Horticultural and Lansdowne Drs (at West Fairmount Park), Philadelphia, PA 19131, United States
Open until 4:00 PM (Show more)
  • Wed–Fri
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
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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
  • Annalisa

    feed the koi!

    Annalisa · April 7, 2014
  • Vera S.

    Here's a panorama I took there.

    Vera Shvets · November 3, 2013
  • Vera S.

    really lovely place.

    Vera Shvets · November 3, 2013
  • Vera S.

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

    Vera Shvets · October 7, 2013
  • Kristen S.

    Stroll the gardens at Shofuso.

    Kristen Sweeney · February 17, 2013
  • 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
  • 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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    Harry M · February 18, 2012
  • 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
  • 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
  • Shanna F.

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

    Shanna Forde · September 6, 2011
  • Demetrios S.

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

    Demetrios Stakias · July 23, 2010
  • Denise H.

    Must get here by fall.

    Denise Hasher · July 8, 2010
  • Jennifer H.

    I loved the traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony!

    Jennifer H · March 20, 2010

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