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Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Philadelphia

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  • Loved it! Slightly rainy day so not many people, nice tour, beautiful garden, example of traditionally hand made Japanese house.  more »
  • In Fairmont park is a garden oasis with a lovely Japanese teahouse. You can feed the beautiful koi and wander the stone paths communing with nature. A worthwhile detour when in philadelphia.  more »
  • We parked at the Penn Horticultural Society, not knowing the exact location of the Japanese House. It was a nice coincidence as the walk from there to the Japanese House was beautiful. The Shofuso hou...  more »
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  • Always fun place to explore and just to relax amongst well maintained garden. I like to seat out on the verandas and let my imagination transport me to Japan without the 18 hours of arduous flight to Asia. I wish noise screens are installed around the perimeter of the property to block distracting noise coming from passing cars. Tip: You must take your shoes off when walking throughout the interior of the house.
  • There's a small Japanese Pagoda, wonderful pond with Koi fish, as well as turtles it in. Overall it's a very calming place. The only downside side is that it's a bit of a small place
  • One of my favorite places to get away in the city. The garden is always beautiful but especially so during peak bloom for the cherry blossoms.
  • This place is amazing, peaceful and relaxing that will take you back to a time when life was much simpler and the Japanese embraced nature. Will be back soon!!
  • A staff person at the house gave us an excellent tour of the house and garden.

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