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Shofuso Japanese House and Garden


4301 Lansdowne Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131
United States

(??.? miles from you)

Visit Web Site info@shofuso.com

Call: 215-878-5097


Shofuso Japanese House and Garden


(??.? miles from you)

4301 Lansdowne Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131
United States


Treat Yourself

Quirky Fun

Night Time Fun

Authentic Local Experience

Good Value

Relaxing


Why You Should Go...

Tour the house, view the garden, and feed the koi. Shofuso Japanese House and Garden has been a part of West Fairmount Park since 1958. Learn about life in 17th century Japan at a traditional-style house featuring thr

Shofuso is open to the public April through October, Wednesday through Sunday. Visit the website to learn about group tours, tea ceremony demonstrations, and special events.

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Why You Should Go...

Tour the house, view the garden, and feed the koi. Shofuso Japanese House and Garden has been a part of West Fairmount Park since 1958. Learn about life in 17th century Japan at a traditional-style house featuring three examples of Japanese gardens and murals by artist Hiroshi Senju. Watch the garden change through the seasons, from spring cherry blossoms and azalea blooms to the vibrant fall foliage of Japanese maples. Take part in tea ceremony and experience traditional Japanese holiday and festival celebrations with taiko drumming, Japanese classical dance performances, and family-friendly events. 

Shofuso is open to the public April through October, Wednesday through Sunday. Visit the website to learn about group tours, tea ceremony demonstrations, and special events.

What You Should Know...

Open: Seasonally: April, May, June, July, August, September, October; Closed on: Monday, Tuesday

Hours:

11:00am - 5:00pm

Closed

Closed

10:00am - 4:00pm

10:00am - 4:00pm

10:00am - 4:00pm

11:00am - 5:00pm

Cost: Less than $25

Payment: Cash, MC, Visa, Discover

Discounts: Children, Seniors, Students, Military

Access: Public Transportation, Service Animals, Bicycle

Parking: Free On-site, Street, Bicycle

Available: Guided Tour, Private Tour, Kids Activities, Gift Shop, Souvenirs, Self-Guided Tour

Extra Fun...

Insider Info

Because Shofuso is an authentic and historic Japanese house, all visitors must remove their shoes upon entering and to wear socks or stockings indoors. Disposable stockings can be provided as well as shoe covers for those unable to remove their shoes.

Although Shofuso does not serve food or drinks at the house, visitors are welcomed to picnic outside of the house. The Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, where Shofuso is located, closes at 5 pm.

Shofuso hosts bi-monthly tea ceremony demonstrations through local branches of the Urasenke and Omotesenke tea schools. Also offered is the opportunity to study tea ceremony with Urasenke Philadelphia, with two beginner’s sessions scheduled twice a year. 

Fun Facts

Shofuso's name means "Pine Breeze Villa." It was named by Japanese architect Junzo Yoshimura, who designed the house in 1953 as part of an exhibition at the New York Museum of Modern Art. 

Shofuso features three traditional types of Japanese garden: a hill-and-pond garden, which is intended to be viewed from the veranda; a tsubo-niwa, or courtyard garden in the style of an urban 17th century Kyoto garden; and a roji, or tea garden, which is a rustic path to the tea house.

The section of Fairmount Park where Shofuso is located has been a site for Japanese culture in Philadelphia since the 19th century, when a Japanese bazaar was built nearby as part of the 1876 Centennial International Exhibition.

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CALENDAR

  • Sat

    30

  • Oct

    28

  • Oct

    29

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  • Japanese Tea Ceremony - Omotesenke Tea School

    Saturday

    1:00 PM EST

    Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

    Japanese Tea Ceremony - Omotesenke Tea School

    Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

    Japanese Tea Ceremony - Omotesenke Tea School
    Members of the Omotesenke Tea School will demonstrate a traditional tea ceremony and will then provide guests with a seasonal sweet and a bowl of matcha (green tea).

  • Japanese Tea Ceremony - Omotesenke Tea School

    Saturday

    2:30 PM EST

    Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

    Japanese Tea Ceremony - Omotesenke Tea School

    Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

    Japanese Tea Ceremony - Omotesenke Tea School
    Members of the Omotesenke Tea School will demonstrate a traditional tea ceremony and will then provide guests with a seasonal sweet and a bowl of matcha (green tea).

Show more

Why You Should Go...

Tour the house, view the garden, and feed the koi. Shofuso Japanese House and Garden has been a part of West Fairmount Park since 1958. Learn about life in 17th century Japan at a traditional-style house featuring three examples of Japanese gardens and murals by artist Hiroshi Senju. Watch the garden change through the seasons, from spring cherry blossoms and azalea blooms to the vibrant fall foliage of Japanese maples. Take part in tea ceremony and experience traditional Japanese holiday and festival celebrations with taiko drumming, Japanese classical dance performances, and family-friendly events. 

Shofuso is open to the public April through October, Wednesday through Sunday. Visit the website to learn about group tours, tea ceremony demonstrations, and special events.

More...

What You Should Know...

Open: Seasonally: April, May, June, July, August, September, October; Closed on: Monday, Tuesday

Hours:
11:00am - 5:00pm
Closed
Closed
10:00am - 4:00pm
10:00am - 4:00pm
10:00am - 4:00pm
11:00am - 5:00pm

Cost: Less than $25

Payment: Cash, MC, Visa, Discover

Discounts: Children, Seniors, Students, Military

Access: Public Transportation, Service Animals, Bicycle

Parking: Free On-site, Street, Bicycle

Available: Guided Tour, Private Tour, Kids Activities, Gift Shop, Souvenirs, Self-Guided Tour

CALENDAR

  • Sat

    30

  • Oct

    28

  • Oct

    29

  • More

  • Japanese Tea Ceremony - Omotesenke Tea School

    Saturday

    1:00 PM EST

    Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

    Japanese Tea Ceremony - Omotesenke Tea School

    Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

    Japanese Tea Ceremony - Omotesenke Tea School
    Members of the Omotesenke Tea School will demonstrate a traditional tea ceremony and will then provide guests with a seasonal sweet and a bowl of matcha (green tea).

  • Japanese Tea Ceremony - Omotesenke Tea School

    Saturday

    2:30 PM EST

    Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

    Japanese Tea Ceremony - Omotesenke Tea School

    Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

    Japanese Tea Ceremony - Omotesenke Tea School
    Members of the Omotesenke Tea School will demonstrate a traditional tea ceremony and will then provide guests with a seasonal sweet and a bowl of matcha (green tea).

Show more

Extra Fun

Insider Info

Because Shofuso is an authentic and historic Japanese house, all visitors must remove their shoes upon entering and to wear socks or stockings indoors. Disposable stockings can be provided as well as shoe covers for those unable to remove their shoes.

Although Shofuso does not serve food or drinks at the house, visitors are welcomed to picnic outside of the house. The Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, where Shofuso is located, closes at 5 pm.

Shofuso hosts bi-monthly tea ceremony demonstrations through local branches of the Urasenke and Omotesenke tea schools. Also offered is the opportunity to study tea ceremony with Urasenke Philadelphia, with two beginner’s sessions scheduled twice a year. 

Fun Facts

Shofuso's name means "Pine Breeze Villa." It was named by Japanese architect Junzo Yoshimura, who designed the house in 1953 as part of an exhibition at the New York Museum of Modern Art. 

Shofuso features three traditional types of Japanese garden: a hill-and-pond garden, which is intended to be viewed from the veranda; a tsubo-niwa, or courtyard garden in the style of an urban 17th century Kyoto garden; and a roji, or tea garden, which is a rustic path to the tea house.

The section of Fairmount Park where Shofuso is located has been a site for Japanese culture in Philadelphia since the 19th century, when a Japanese bazaar was built nearby as part of the 1876 Centennial International Exhibition.

SPECIALS

Admission Discounts

Shofuso offers $5 admission to students with ID, seniors, and youth 3-17. ACCESS card holders receive $2 admission, and Shofuso is free to children under 3 and active military with ID.

Shofuso offers $5 admission to students wi...

Shofuso offers $5 admission to students with ID, seniors, and youth 3-17. ACCESS card holders receive $2 admission, and Shofuso is free to children under 3 and active military with ID.

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