Visit Shofuso!

Reserve Timed Tickets

Admission to the Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center is by timed ticket only and capacity is limited. Tickets can be purchased online up to four weeks in advance. Depending on availability, timed tickets are also available for in-person purchase at Shofuso. Please note that Shofuso is open rain or shine. Photoshoots are not permitted during regular open hours.

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JASGP Members

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!

About Shofuso

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 information, you can read about the history of Shofuso on the JASGP website.

Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center in West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.

Hours of Operation

March 20–October 27, 2024

Tuesday–Sunday, 11:00am–5:00pm

November 2–December 8, 2024

Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am–4:00pm

Admission Prices

  • $14 —Adults
  • $9 —Seniors, Children 5-17, Students with College ID, Teachers
  • $2SNAP EBT Cardholders and ACCESS Cardholders with photo ID plus up to four family members at $2 each
  • FREEJASGP Members, Military Veterans or Active Duty Members with ID plus up to five family members, and Museum Workers

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 the STAMP website.

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