Japanese House and Garden Gets a Facelift

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One of the most authentic Japanese Gardens and the first in North America is located right here in Philadelphia and it has been restored to recapture the essence of the historically significant structure. The site, originally developed in 1876, has three types of gardens; a hill and pond garden, tea garden, and courtyard garden for visitors to experience the peacefulness as if they’re in Japan.

Throughout the last year, numerous renovations have taken place on the premises to improve the Shofuso site. Some changes include a new stone bridge leading to the tea house, a granite step landing along the pond to feed the koi fish, and a redesigned waterfall.

For more information and to learn about the Japanese House and Garden’s rich history, visit their website at www.shofuso.com or check out the venue at 5070 Parkside Ave in Philadelphia!

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