Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Philadelphia

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Shofuso Japanese House and Garden Reviews
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  • October 3, 2017
    While this place can get busy during the Cherry Blossom Festival, other times it is quiet and nice. It is a small Japanese garden compared to some you might find on the West Coast, but it is very love...  more »
  • September 16, 2017
    Tours are available and various events of this interesting piece of Japanese Architect & Landscape. It sits in the middle of Fairmount Park and once you've toured this historical site, there's much to...  more »
  • September 15, 2017
    I found this place on Groupon. Even if you don't use Groupon, it's worth it. If you haven't been there, I highly recommend it. The history surrounding this house is really wonderful. They have guides ...  more »
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  • May 15, 2017
    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.
  • July 2, 2017
    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
  • April 1, 2017
    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.
  • April 15, 2017
    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!!
  • June 25, 2017
    A staff person at the house gave us an excellent tour of the house and garden.

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