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Shofuso, Japanese House & Garden

Horticultural and Lansdowne Drives, Philadelphia

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Traditional-style Japanese house and garden features koi pond and structures, showcasing the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia

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koi pond
10 ratings3 reviews
1 day ago
Beautiful, tranquil, easy. Interesting enough to make a trip out of it, small enough to squeeze it in for an hour and head to another excursion (for a lunch or dinner in the city). The wider grounds are also worth exploring.
1 ratings1 reviews
2 days ago
So many memories from my childhood.
6 ratings3 reviews
2 days ago
Peaceful and beautiful
5 ratings4 reviews
2 days ago
Very pretty and peaceful. Definitely a great place to visit for families. The whole experience is very quick, (15-20 minutes tops) so if you’re driving a long distance to visit, definitely plan other activities for the day. Also, come as early as you can to avoid too many people coming in. Everyone was great about wearing their masks, and staff was vigilant in ensuring masks were worn.
5 ratings4 reviews
2 days ago
Loved the peace and calmness of the place. Playing with koi fish was such a great treat ❤❤❤
17 ratings7 reviews2 photos
4 days ago
Its was super small...we were done within in 30 mins.
2 ratings2 reviews6 photos
5 days ago
Beautiful experience
1 ratings1 reviews
5 days ago
Beautiful scenery! I love the view!
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What You'll Get

  • Shofuso is a 17th century-style Japanese house and nationally ranked garden that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia. Shofuso includes three garden areas, a natural pond stocked with koi, and the largest collection of murals by artist Hiroshi Senju outside of Japan.
  • Adult tickets valid for customers ages 18+; child tickets valid for customers ages 5–17
  • Free admission for children under the age of 5
  • Free parking
  • Shofuso offers free tours to all guest

Spend some time outdoors in a socially distanced setting, where we will limit visitor capacity so all can enjoy the beauty of the pond and gardens. Shofuso is open from 10am to 4pm from Wednesday through Friday and 11am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Following guidance from the CDC and the City of Philadelphia, we have adopted the following policies:

  • Visitor capacity will be limited. Tickets are first come, first served.
  • All visitors over the age of 2 will be required to wear a mask.
  • There will be hand sanitizing stations throughout the grounds.
  • At the entrance, six-foot markers will allow people to wait in line safely.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 15, 2020. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 120 days. Must use promotional value in 1 visit(s). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Shofuso, Japanese House & Garden

Established: 1958
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Pro Tip: Be prepared to remove your shoes. Visitors should wear or bring socks to tour the Japanese House.
Handicap Accessible: No
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Feeding the koi fish in the pond.
Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Q&A with Kim Andrews, Executive Director

I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?
Visitors should be prepared to remove their shoes to enter the Japanese House. Bring or wear socks, or we can provide peds.

What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?
Shofuso is the embodiment of friendship between Japan and Philadelphia from 1876 to present day.

What’s your favorite part of your job?
Maintaining the Japanese garden to the highest standards.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We have the third-ranked Japanese garden in North America, according to the Journal of Japanese Gardening.