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Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center


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Lansdowne Dr. and Horticultural Dr.
Philadelphia, PA 19131
United States

(??.? miles from you)


Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center


(??.? miles from you)

Lansdowne Dr. and Horticultural Dr.
Philadelphia, PA 19131
United States


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Why You Should Go...

Shofuso is a 17th century-style Japanese house and garden that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia. It was designed by architect Junzo Yoshimura and was built in Japan in 1953 using traditional te

Shofuso is a renowned Japanese garden in North America, is listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, and has been a contributing structure to the Fairmount Park National Historic District since 1972. The house and garden is a beacon for Japanese cultural programs throughout the year, beginning with the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival every April. Shofuso hosts monthly Japanese tea ceremony lessons and demonstrations which are open to the public and is a site for seasonal festivals.

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Why You Should Go...

Shofuso is a 17th century-style Japanese house and garden that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia. It was designed by architect Junzo Yoshimura and was built in Japan in 1953 using traditional techniques. After being exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Shofuso moved to West Fairmount Park in 1958. Shofuso includes a hill and pond garden stocked with a world-class koi collection, a tea garden featuring a traditional tea house, and an urban courtyard garden.

Shofuso is a renowned Japanese garden in North America, is listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, and has been a contributing structure to the Fairmount Park National Historic District since 1972. The house and garden is a beacon for Japanese cultural programs throughout the year, beginning with the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival every April. Shofuso hosts monthly Japanese tea ceremony lessons and demonstrations which are open to the public and is a site for seasonal festivals.

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, AMEX, Discover, Debit

Discounts: Children, Seniors, Students, Groups, Military

Access: Public Transportation, Service Animals, Bicycle

Parking: Free On-site, Bicycle

Available: Self-Guided Tour, Guided Tour, Private Tour

Extra Fun...

Insider Info

Shofuso is part of the Fairmount Park Horticultural Center, which features plenty of space for visitors to picnic.

The Urasenke Tea School of Philadelphia offers tea ceremony lessons, with classes taught weekly at Shofuso. Visit Shofuso's website for spring and fall semester registration dates.

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 Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

The section of Fairmount Park where Shofuso is located has been a landmark for Japanese culture in Philadelphia since the 19th century. During the 1876 Centennial International Exhibition, a Japanese bazaar and dwelling were built close to Shofuso's footprint.

Koi, the fish in Shofuso's pond, are a domesticated variety of carp that are bred for their colorful patterns. Koi with symmetrical patterns can be worth thousands of dollars.

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Why You Should Go...

Shofuso is a 17th century-style Japanese house and garden that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia. It was designed by architect Junzo Yoshimura and was built in Japan in 1953 using traditional techniques. After being exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Shofuso moved to West Fairmount Park in 1958. Shofuso includes a hill and pond garden stocked with a world-class koi collection, a tea garden featuring a traditional tea house, and an urban courtyard garden.

Shofuso is a renowned Japanese garden in North America, is listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, and has been a contributing structure to the Fairmount Park National Historic District since 1972. The house and garden is a beacon for Japanese cultural programs throughout the year, beginning with the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival every April. Shofuso hosts monthly Japanese tea ceremony lessons and demonstrations which are open to the public and is a site for seasonal festivals.

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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, AMEX, Discover, Debit

Discounts: Children, Seniors, Students, Groups, Military

Access: Public Transportation, Service Animals, Bicycle

Parking: Free On-site, Bicycle

Available: Self-Guided Tour, Guided Tour, Private Tour

How You Can Follow...

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Insider Info

Shofuso is part of the Fairmount Park Horticultural Center, which features plenty of space for visitors to picnic.

The Urasenke Tea School of Philadelphia offers tea ceremony lessons, with classes taught weekly at Shofuso. Visit Shofuso's website for spring and fall semester registration dates.

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 Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

The section of Fairmount Park where Shofuso is located has been a landmark for Japanese culture in Philadelphia since the 19th century. During the 1876 Centennial International Exhibition, a Japanese bazaar and dwelling were built close to Shofuso's footprint.

Koi, the fish in Shofuso's pond, are a domesticated variety of carp that are bred for their colorful patterns. Koi with symmetrical patterns can be worth thousands of dollars.

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