Tour our house, view our garden and feed our koi!

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden is a traditional-style Japanese house and nationally-ranked garden in Philadelphia’s West Fairmount Park that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia, from the 1876 Centennial Exposition to the installation of its contemporary paintings in 2007. Shofuso hosts over 20,000 visitors each year from more than 20 different countries. Shofuso was again named the third-ranked Japanese garden in North America by the Journal of Japanese Gardening in 2013,was listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places in 2013, and is a contributing structure to the Fairmount Park National Historic District since 1972.

We are open for general admission Wednesdays through Sunday from April through October and scheduled group tours every day. See our website for information on public tea ceremonies, dance and music programs, and Japanese cultural events.