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.
Visit a small and authentic Japanese house. Not a lot to see.
feed the koi!
Here's a panorama I took there.
really lovely place.
I keep going back here, and it just gets prettier and prettier there.
Stroll the gardens at Shofuso.
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.
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!
Open weekends in April and October 11am-5pm. May to September Wed to Fri 10am-4pm, weekends 11am-5pm.
bring a camera.. and make sure you don't miss the cherry blossom festival. :-)
this is philadelphia's best kept secret. enjoy the architecture, the serenity of this relic
Must get here by fall.
I loved the traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony!