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Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

The continent’s first Japanese garden as created for the 1876 Centennial Exhibition, Shofuso includes a traditional 17th-century-style house and a 1.2-acre Japanese pond and garden by landscape designer Tansai Sano. From April through October, guests can explore pond side, feed koi, roam the house and tearoom and partake in a monthly tea ceremony.

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Museums & Attractions, Outdoors, Parks & Gardens

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