Shofuso Japanese House & Garden

West Philadelphia

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In a Nutshell

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

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  • $17 for admission for two adults and three children ($29 value)
  • $8.50 for admission for two adults ($14 value)

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.

Customer Reviews

A very nice location and very interesting.
BILL S. · May 28, 2016
Try to enter into the peace of the place rather than the exotica.
John T. · September 23, 2015
Go in the spring when all the bushes and trees are in bloom.
Jean P. · September 20, 2015

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