Shofuso Japanese House & Garden

Fairmount Park

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

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

This house and garden was beautiful! My baby loved the coi fish and turtles.....took some amazing pictures too.
B D. · September 28, 2016
This is a beautiful, serene spot. We had not planned to spend much time there but I can imagine going there to read, meditate, etc. Beautiful from any angle and in any season.
Carla J. · September 19, 2016
A quaint experience. I recommend buying some food and feeding the coy and turtles. Relaxing and takes about an hour.. A fun day time date experience.
Matthew B. · September 18, 2016
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    Fairmount Park

    Horticultural Dr and Lansdowne Dr

    Philadelphia, PA 19131


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