Shofuso is open for the 2021 Season

Shofuso opened for the 2021 season on Saturday, March 20 with enforced guidelines put in place by the City of Philadelphia to limit the spread of Covid-19. The health and safety of our visitors and staff is always our top priority and we ensure that a great experience still happens even with Covid-19 limitations.

Shofuso will be open Wednesday through Sunday, 11am to 5pm, through December. Tickets are available for in-person purchase at Shofuso. All admission is first come, first served. Current online ticket sales are paused, but unredeemed advance tickets will still be honored.

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 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

Admission Prices

$12: Adults
$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: Members
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

Parking is free.

Know Before You Go

Visit our FAQ and Visitor Info pages to finish planning your trip. Additional questions can be directed to

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