October 11, 2007
This place is beautiful! And in Philly, an amazing bike ride through Fairmount Park gets you there in no time. Shofuso is one of those hidden treasures that is sure to delight you once you find out about and get yourself there. Nestled in West Fairmount Park, near the Horticulture Center, around the bend from Memorial Hall, the future location of the Please Touch Museum, the tea house and garden is the perfect day-date or meditation location.
Entering the front gate you feel immediately at ease, and transported out of Philly, out of the country to Japan. Once you have paid and take your shoes off, paper booties are supplied, you are free to walk around.
The traditional 17th century shoin style house opens at the front to a beautiful garden, waterfall and all. With the garden at your back you can set your gaze on the atmospheric murals that have been permanently installed recently by Hiroshi Senju. Step out of your row home and into the park, and discover Shofuso, this month is the last month of its open season.
It can also be rented for weddings!
10 am – 4 pm Tuesday – Friday
11 am – 5 pm Saturday & Sunday
$3.00 Seniors, Students with ID, Groups with reservations