Visit Shofuso!

Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center is now closed for the season and will reopen on Wednesday, March 20, 2024.

Reserve Timed Tickets

Admission 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. 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!

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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 27, 2024:
Wednesday through Sunday 11am to 5pm

November 2 through December 8:
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm

Admission Prices

$14: Adults
$9: Senior citizens, Children 5-17, Students with College ID, Teachers
$2: SNAP EBT Cardholders and ACCESS Cardholders with photo ID, plus up to four family members at $2 each
Free: JASGP Members, Veterans, Active duty military ID holders plus up to five family members, 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

Parking is free.

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