Tour our house, view our garden, feed our koi! Shofuso Japanese House and Garden is a traditional-style Japanese house and nationally-ranked garden in Philadelphia's West Fairmount Park. This extraordinary historic landmark reflects not only Japanese art and culture but also the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia. Standing on the site of the first Japanese garden in North America, Shofuso and the surrounding area holds some of the last traces of the 1876 Centennial Exposition. Open April through October Wednesday through Sunday.

This attraction is on the Philly Phlash route!

The Philly Phlash is a quick, inexpensive, and easy trolley to key destinations throughout Center City. For $2 per ride (or free with select SEPTA passes), hop on and off popular stops for easy and convenient transportation to the city's most popular sites. 

Distance from Independence Visitor Center: 3.93 miles
Distance from Sister Cities Visitor Center: 2.86 miles
Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 3.43 miles

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Facility Amenities

  • Accessible by Public Transit
  • Bus Parking
  • Comp for Guides
  • Non Smoking
  • Onsite Parking
  • Senior Discount

Facility Information

  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • LGBT Friendly
  • Student Friendly

Group Information

  • Group Friendly
  • info
  • 215-878-5097

Venue Amenities

  • Guided Tours Available

Payment Options

  • Payment Option CC AmEx
  • Payment Option CC Mastercard
  • Payment Option CC Visa


Hours Sun

  • 11 a.m-5 p.m.

Hours Mon

  • Closed on Mondays

Hours Tue

  • closed

Hours Wed

  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Hours Thurs

  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Hours Fri

  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Hours Sat

  • 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Hours Special

  • Closed Seasonally


Facility Amenities

  • Guided Tour Available

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