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Academy of Natural SciencesAllegheny Aqueduct Historical ParkAmerican Philosophical Society MuseumAmerican Swedish Historical MuseumAntietam Lake Park and Angora Fruit FarmAppalachian Trail ConservancyAppalachian TrailheadArtFusion 19464Awbury ArboretumBarnes FoundationBartram’s GardenBear Creek Environmental Area & Dr. James S. Shadle Nature CenterBelmont Mansion and Underground Railroad MuseumBerks County Genealogical SocietyBerks County Heritage CenterBerks NatureBicycle Coalition of Greater PhiladelphiaBinky Lee PreserveBlack Rock DamBlack Rock SanctuaryBlue Marsh LakeBlue Mountain Eagle Climbing ClubBoathouse RowBoyertown Museum of Historic VehiclesCabela’sCarousel at PottstownCedar Grove MansionCentral Perkiomen Valley ParkChester Springs StudiosCliveden of the National TrustColebrookdale Railroad: The Secret Valley LineColonial TheatreConrad Weiser HomesteadCrow’s Nest PreserveCynwyd Trail BridgeDaniel Boone HomesteadDelaware Valley Orienteering AssociationDestination Schuylkill RiverEast Falls GlassworksEastern State PenitentiaryEbenezer Maxwell MansionElmwood Park ZooEvansburg State ParkFairmount ParkFairmount Water Works Interpretive CenterFairview Union Sunday SchoolFitzwater Station Canoe and Kayak RentalsFort Mifflin on the DelawareFort Washington State ParkFranklin InstituteFrench Creek State ParkFricks Locks Village ToursGermantown White House (Deshler-Morris House)Goggleworks Center for the ArtsGoschenhoppen Historians, Inc.Great Valley Nature CenterGreen Lane ParkGreen Valleys AssociationGring’s Mill Recreation AreaGrumblethorpeGwynedd Wildlife PreserveHamburg Area Historical SocietyHamburg Field HouseHawk Mountain SanctuaryHermitage MansionHex Barn Art TourHighlands Mansion and GardensHistoric Houses of Fairmount ParkHistoric Joanna FurnaceHistoric RittenhouseTownHistoric Yellow SpringsHistorical Society of Berks County Museum and LibraryHistorical Society of Montgomery CountyHistorical Society of Schuylkill CountyHistorical Society of Phoenixville AreaHope LodgeHopewell Furnace National Historic SiteHunsicker’s GroveIndependence National Historical ParkJapanese House and GardenJenkins ArboretumJerry’s Classic Car MuseumJewish Museum of Eastern PAJohn Heinz National Wildlife RefugeJohn James Audubon at Mill GroveKernsville Dam Recreation AreaKeystone Canoe ClubKing of Prussia ShoppingKutztown Area Historical SocietyLaurel Hill CemeteryLaurel Hill MansionLeesport Locktender’s HouseLemon HillLocust Lake State ParkLorimer ParkLower Merion ConservancyLower Perkiomen Valley ParkManatawny Green Mini GolfManayunk Arts CenterManayunk TowpathMary Wood Park HouseMennonite Heritage CenterMill at AnselmaMolly Maguire Auto TourMonocacy Hill Recreation AreaMontgomery CemeteryMontgomery County Community College West CampusMorlatton VillageMorris ArboretumMutter MuseumNational Constitution CenterNational Iron & Steel Heritage MuseumNational Museum of American Jewish HistoryNicholas Stoltzfus HouseNolde Forest Environmental Education CenterNorristown Farm ParkOrwigsburg Historical Society & MuseumOur Town Foundation GalleryPA German Cultural Heritage CenterPaoli Battlefield Historical ParkPennypacker MillsPerkiomen TrailPerkiomen Watershed ConservancyPeter Wentz FarmsteadPhiladelphia Canoe ClubPhiladelphia History Museum at Atwater KentPhiladelphia Museum of ArtPhiladelphia ZooPhoenixville FoundryPioneer Tunnel Coal MinePlease Touch MuseumPort Clinton Peanut ShopPottsgrove ManorPottstown RiverwalkPowel HouseRailway Restoration Project 113Reading Area Community College Yocum LibraryReading Area Firefighters MuseumReading Blue Mountain & Northern RailroadReading PagodaReading Public MuseumReading Railroad Heritage MuseumRiver of Revolutions Interpretive CenterRiverbend Environmental Education CenterRosenbach Museum & LibraryRyerss Museum and LibrarySantander Arena and Performing Arts CenterSchuylkill BanksSchuylkill Canal Lock 60Schuylkill Canal Tow Path and LocksSchuylkill Center for Environmental EducationSchuylkill County Agricultural MuseumSchuylkill Highlands Conservation Landscape InitiativeSchuylkill River Greenways NHASchuylkill River Trail BoardwalkSchwenkfelder Library & Heritage CenterSculpture ToursSovereign Majestic TheatreSpring-Ford Area Historical Society MuseumStentonStrawberry MansionSullivan’s BridgeSweetbriar MansionTake it Outdoors AdventuresTamaqua Train StationThe Speaker’s HouseThe WoodlandsTuscarora State ParkUniversity of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and AnthropologyUpper Schuylkill Valley ParkValley Forge National Historical ParkVenice Island Interpretive WalkVF Clothing Outlet CenterWalk In Art CenterWarwick County ParkWashington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (W3R)Welkinweir / Green Valley AssociationWissahickon Valley ParkWoodfordWoodmere Art MuseumWyckYuengling Brewery Tours

Japanese House and Garden

Belmont Avenue and Montgomery Drive, Philadelphia PA, 19131

Directions:
The Pine Breeze Villa (Shofuso) is located on the grounds of the Horticulture Center, in West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, near the intersection of Belmont Avenue and Montgomery Drive. By automobile, take the Montgomery Drive exit from I-76 (the Schuylkill Expressway), turn west on Montgomery and take the first left; pass through the gate and follow Horticultural Drive around the greenhouses to the Japanese House. Park behind the Japanese House complex. The Horticulture Center may also be entered from Belmont Avenue by turning east onto Montgomery Drive.

(215) 878-5097

Operating Hours

  • May through September: Wednesday through Friday 10am-4pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 11am-5 pm
  • Weekends only in October Sat & Sun: 11am – 5pm
  • Closed Nov. through April

Cost / Prices

  • Admission is $6.00 adults
  • $4.00 for children, senior citizens and students with ID.
  • An optional 30-45 minute tour of the house is included.
  • Groups of more than 10 need to make reservations at (215) 878-5097.
  • Arts & Culture

This shoin-zukuri (desk-centered) house, built in 16th century style, is located on the grounds of the Horticultural Center in the West Philadelphia section of Fairmount Park.

The ground on which the Japanese House now stands has had a Japanese structure and landscaping almost continuously since the 1876 Centennial Exposition, when the Japanese Bazaar and garden were in the area.

From 1905 until a fire in 1955, the site was occupied by a gate from a Japanese Buddhist temple, built in the early seventeenth century. This gate had been brought to the United States for the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exhibition in St. Louis.

The Japanese House was designed by Yoshimura Junzoo, built in 1953 in Nagoya, and presented by the America-Japan Society of Tokyo to the Museum of Modern Art New York for exhibition in 1954-55. It was given to the City of Philadelphia and reassembled at the current site in 1958, with a garden designed by Sano Tansai.

The house and garden underwent extensive repairs, as a gift from the Japanese government and people in honor of the U.S. Bicentennial, in 1976. In 1982 the Friends of the Japanese House and Garden organized to preserve this unique facility. In the same year, a grant from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society made it possible to begin rejuvenation of the garden. Repairs and renovations continue to be undertaken by the Friends on a regular basis.

Please note: Because it reflects conditions of 17th century Japan, the Pine Breeze Villa is not easily accessible to users of wheelchairs, walkers, or canes.

Features
  • Admission Fee
  • Located in a historic district
  • Gift Shop
  • Fee for non-members