Shofuso is now closed for the season, and will reopen on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.
READ CAREFULLY: Please be sure not to leave any valuables in your car due to a recent spate of break-ins in Fairmount Park targeting cars with clearly visible bags and laptops. Before visiting, double-check that to see that you have your wallet, camera and other personal items. We are not responsible for theft or damage to vehicles or contents.
Reserve Timed Tickets
Admission is by timed ticket only and capacity is limited. Tickets can be purchased online up to three 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!
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 23 through October 30:
Wednesday through Sunday 11am to 5pm
November 5 through December 11:
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm
$9: Senior citizens
$9: Children 5-17
$9: 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.