The Japanese home and cultural center Shofuso is located west of Fairmount Park in Philadelphia and offers a peaceful environment inside and out.
Traditional Japanese homes and gardens with a high reputation in the United States reflect the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia.
Visitors can tour Japanese-style homes, feed on carp swimming in the pond under the 75-year-old weeping cherry, and admire the beautiful garden scenery on an acre of land.
Members of the Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center can visit for free as many times as they want and can also attend special events prepared especially for members.
The current garden is a Japanese-style landscape designed for the 100th Anniversary World Expo held in 1876. It was designed by Sano Tansai in 1958. The life-sized Shoin was relocated from the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Calendar of events: Shofu-So Japanese Garden