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Shofuso, Japanese House & Garden

Horticultural Dr and Lansdowne Dr, Philadelphia

Admission to Shofuso, Japanese House & Garden (Up to 42% Off). Three Options Available.

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Traditional-style Japanese house and garden features koi pond and structures, showcasing the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia

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4 ratings4 reviews
16 hours ago
What a wonderful experience, even in December! The house and garden were decorated for the New Year celebration, and the staff were well informed and helpful! We took our 6 month old, and dressed warm but light; for 45 degrees F out, it was a lovely afternoon!
1 ratings1 reviews4 photos
6 days ago
It was so pretty. Watch your head while walking through the house though. There are no signs for idiots like me.
1 ratings1 reviews
November 27, 2021
Great place to spend 10-20 minutes or so. Beautiful garden nonetheless
4 ratings4 reviews
November 22, 2021
The site of the Japanese garden is beautiful. The staff was welcoming and gave great instructions on how to proceed. I do think the signage at the gates could be more clear. It did not identify the Japanese Cultural Center was through the gates.
1 ratings1 reviews
November 20, 2021
Beautiful garden , very helpful house guests
7 ratings3 reviews
November 17, 2021
Everything about it is lovely. We were guided, kindly and patiently through making origami and the gardens are so peaceful. We loved all the Koi and the water. It's also not a huge time commitment -- you don't feel like you need to spend hours -- it's peaceful and especially nice in the fall when the trees are turning. It's a special place to spend some time.
1 ratings1 reviews
November 15, 2021
Loved it but should have Tshirts and magnets to sell.
Kathryntop reviewer
10 ratings6 reviews
November 13, 2021
2nd time being there. It was lovely. Worth the visit.
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About This Deal

  • Shofuso is a 17th century-style Japanese house and nationally-ranked garden that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia. Shofuso includes three garden areas, a natural pond stocked with koi, and the largest collection of murals by artist Hiroshi Senju outside of Japan.
  • Adult tickets valid for customers ages 18+; child tickets valid for customers ages 5–17
  • Free admission for children under the age of 5
  • Free parking
  • Shofuso offers free tours to all guest
  • Customers can spend some time outdoors in a socially distanced setting while enjoying the beauty of the pond and gardens.
  • Not wheelchair- or scooter-accessible
  • Not easily accessible to users of walkers, canes, or prosthetics (permitted in the house as long as they have rubber tips or are covered in a soft protective covering to preserve the historic flooring; for more information, please see Title II of the ADA)
  • Shofuso follows guidance from the CDC and the City of Philadelphia to limit the spread of COVID-19. If you have additional questions or any other COVID-19 related inquiries, e-mail
  • Click here to view FAQ and Covid-19 Protocols

Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 12, 2021. Amount paid never expires. Two weeks prior reservation required. General admission e-tickets allow entrance to Shofuso on the selected date at the selected time. Arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time; late arrivals may be switched to the following available time slot or refused entry, depending on availabiliy. Limit 3 per person(s), may buy 2 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 90 days. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Arriving late may result in loss of appointment, no refund will be offered. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Shofuso, Japanese House & Garden

Established: 1958

Staff Size: 2–10 people

Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes

Pro Tip: Be prepared to remove your shoes. Visitors should wear or bring socks to tour the Japanese House.

Handicap Accessible: No

Parking: Parking lot Please be sure not to leave any valuables in your car due to a recent spate of break-ins in Fairmount Park targeting cars with clearly visible bags and laptops. Before visiting, double-check that to see that you have your wallet, camera, and other personal items. We are not responsible for theft or damage to vehicles or contents.

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Feeding the koi fish in the pond.

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Q&A with Kim Andrews, Executive Director

I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?

Visitors should be prepared to remove their shoes to enter the Japanese House. Bring or wear socks, or we can provide peds.

What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?

Shofuso is the embodiment of friendship between Japan and Philadelphia from 1876 to present day.

What’s your favorite part of your job?

Maintaining the Japanese garden to the highest standards.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We have the third-ranked Japanese garden in North America, according to the Journal of Japanese Gardening.