Visit Shofuso during the 2021 Season
Shofuso is open rain or shine Wednesday through Sunday, 11am to 5pm, through October 31, and on Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm from November 6 through December 12. Admission is by timed ticket only and capacity is limited. Tickets can be purchased online up to two weeks in advance.
Reserve Timed Tickets
- Admission is by timed ticket only and capacity is limited. Tickets can be purchased online up to two weeks in advance. Last admission can be purchased at 3:30pm. Depending on availability, timed tickets are also available for in-person purchase at Shofuso.
- General admission tickets allow entrance to Shofuso on the selected date at the selected time. We ask all visitors to please arrive within 15 minutes after the start time on their tickets. Late arrivals may be switched to the following available time slot or refused entry, depending on capacity. ALL TICKETS ARE FINAL AND NON REFUNDABLE.
- JASGP Members enjoy priority access to Shofuso and can come in anytime we are open without a reservation. Become a member and skip the lines!
- Guest passes require a free reservation and must be presented upon arrival. Please select “Promotional Ticket” at checkout if you have one.
Designed by architect Junzo Yoshimura, Shofuso was built in Japan in 1953 using traditional techniques and materials. It was shipped to New York and exhibited in the courtyard of the Museum of Modern Art in New York before moving to West Fairmount Park in 1958. In 2007, international artist Hiroshi Senju, inspired by the garden’s waterfall, donated 20 contemporary murals to Shofuso, which are permanently displayed inside the house. 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 leading to a bathhouse. For more details, read Shofuso's History
Hours of Operation
March 20 through October 31:
Wednesday through Sunday 11am to 5pm
November 6 through December 12:
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm
$8: Senior citizens
$8: Children 5-17
$8: Students with College ID
$2: ACCESS Cardholders with photo ID, plus up to four family members at $2 each
Free: Children under the age of 5
Free: Active duty military ID holder plus up to five family members
Free: Philadelphia High School students may use their student ID to gain entrance to the Shofuso for FREE, thanks to STAMP, a city-wide initiative led by Art-Reach. For more information, visit www.art-reach.org/STAMP
Parking is free.