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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 traditional-style Japanese house and garden that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia. This historic site and museum includes a hill and pond garden with a tiered waterfall, island, an

This year, Shofuso celebrates its sixtieth anniversary in West Fairmount Park with a full calendar of events and workshops. Watch the garden change through the seasons, from spring cherry blossoms and azalea blooms to the vibrant fall foliage of Japanese maples. Get a firsthand look at Japanese arts through a tea ceremony or garden workshop and take part in season festival celebrations that feature taiko drumming, Japanese classical dance performances, and family-friendly activities.

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

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Why You Should Go...

Shofuso is a traditional-style Japanese house and garden that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia. This historic site and museum includes a hill and pond garden with a tiered waterfall, island, and koi fish, a tea garden featuring a traditional tea house, and a courtyard garden.

This year, Shofuso celebrates its sixtieth anniversary in West Fairmount Park with a full calendar of events and workshops. Watch the garden change through the seasons, from spring cherry blossoms and azalea blooms to the vibrant fall foliage of Japanese maples. Get a firsthand look at Japanese arts through a tea ceremony or garden workshop and take part in season festival celebrations that feature taiko drumming, Japanese classical dance performances, and family-friendly activities.

Shofuso is open to the public April through October, Wednesday through Sunday. Visit Shofuso's website to learn about group tours, tea ceremony demonstrations, and monthly 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, AMEX, Discover, Debit

Discounts: Children, Seniors, Students, Military

Access: Public Transportation, Service Animals, Bicycle

Parking: Free On-site, Street, Bicycle

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

Extra Fun...

Insider Info

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

Drop by Shofuso on the Sunday of every month for family-friendly activities. All are free after regular admission.

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 traditional-style Japanese house and garden that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia. This historic site and museum includes a hill and pond garden with a tiered waterfall, island, and koi fish, a tea garden featuring a traditional tea house, and a courtyard garden.

This year, Shofuso celebrates its sixtieth anniversary in West Fairmount Park with a full calendar of events and workshops. Watch the garden change through the seasons, from spring cherry blossoms and azalea blooms to the vibrant fall foliage of Japanese maples. Get a firsthand look at Japanese arts through a tea ceremony or garden workshop and take part in season festival celebrations that feature taiko drumming, Japanese classical dance performances, and family-friendly activities.

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

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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, Military

Access: Public Transportation, Service Animals, Bicycle

Parking: Free On-site, Street, Bicycle

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

How You Can Follow...

EXTRA FUN

Insider Info

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

Drop by Shofuso on the Sunday of every month for family-friendly activities. All are free after regular admission.

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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