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Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

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Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

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Horticultural and Lansdowne Drs., Philadelphia, PA 19131
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Komal R wrote a review Oct 2020
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Seriously, this japanese garden is a joke. It literally ends where it starts. On top of it they charge $12 for the visit. It does not look tranquil or beautiful. I am so shocked at all the 5 star reviews. I have been to the Seattle japanese garden and it is so expansive and beautiful! Highly disappointed!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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LPalm wrote a review Aug 2020
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Super peaceful. The Koi pond was very serene and quite large. There were beautiful sculptures, plants and flowers. There was a waterfall and small streams that added to the ambiance of the place. The Japanese house was really interesting to see as well. You have the option to feed the Koi fish too. Inside the house you are not allowed in the rooms and you must wear socks. No shoes or bare feet are allowed. It's a beautiful place to take pictures. It says Japanese house and gardens but be aware this is not a large garden, it is just a small garden/ beautiful plants that goes along the outside of the house, nothing like a botanical garden. The parking lot is not very large but parking is free.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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J M K wrote a review Sep 2019
Fleetwood, Pennsylvania79 contributions4 helpful votes
Located in Fairmount park, this is a place to sense calm. One leaves one's shoes and either proceeds through the house in socks or bare feet. Each room has a laminated information page, explaining what is there, materials used in construction and its cultural significance.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Mahalo123 wrote a review Sep 2019
Chicago, Illinois308 contributions127 helpful votes
This was a great way to spend a tranquil few hours. We were in Japan a few years ago and this was like being transported to Kyoto. You begin by taking off your shoes and walk through a Japanese traditional house. There are many rooms to look through giving you an intimate look at Japanese culture. There is a small gift shop and sometimes there are demonstrations (e.g., tea making.) There is an amazing koi pond as well.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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dustythoughts wrote a review Aug 2019
Manchester, Connecticut1,094 contributions398 helpful votes
This park offers a gorgeous opportunity for calmness and serenity in the big city. The gardens are beautiful and well-maintained and there's plenty of space to wander without feeling like you're being crowded.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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