This Underrated Japanese Garden Just Might Be The Most Beautiful Place In Philadelphia

Fairmount Park has been a oasis in an otherwise urban landscape for centuries, and Philadelphians can explore more than 2,000 acres of green space by foot, trolley, or bike. There’s one hidden spot in particular nestled among historic buildings and streams that might actually be the most beautiful place in Philadelphia, so you’ve got to check it out this spring. The Shofuso Japanese House and Garden is one of the most impressive sites in the entire park system — and it’s easy to see why!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Did you know that Philadelphia is considered America’s Garden Capital? Check out a few more of our lovely and historic gardens at Bartram’s, the Biopond, and Longwood.