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Soji-ji Temple

2-1 Tsurumi, Yokohama 230-8686, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 45-581-6021
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“soto” (3 reviews)
2-1 Tsurumi, Yokohama 230-8686, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 45-581-6021
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Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

What a spectacular place, a Must See in Yokohama. Free to walk around am enjoy even on a rainy day. You can Easily spend a half day here. Bring snacks. There is transit close buy and restaurants down the hill.

Thank ADeadMoosesLastShit
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

When I went there I expected a building or two but it was a massive complex of many beautiful structures and shrines. There were monks walking around and saying prayers and there were beautiful gardens to walk through. Of the temples I have see in...More

1  Thank Larkin D
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The temle is one of the two head temples of Soto Sect. As it was built in 1911 there, moved from original place in Ishikawa prefecture as it was burnt down few years ago, the architecture itself is very super magnificent but looks too new...More

Thank Keizo
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Take the guided monk-led tour but take someone with you who speaks English too, to translate. A lovely, sprawling, working, functional Soto Zen temple, rather than a theme-park for gullible tourists, and in that respect gives you something most temples in Kamakura, Nara or Kyoto...More

Thank Northstar1968
Reviewed 1 April 2015

there are english meditation in the morning, once per month. time i not sure already.(talk in english, so recommend to foreigners who want to experience temple meditation in japan). Afternoon 13:00 onward for japanese language, and there are 9am for japanese language class too. there...More

Thank chew17
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Ishida Ayumi's famous song is for me the mood i can still feel when i stay in Yokohama were Sojiji is one of my favorite temple in Japan. Here you can practice zazen if you are motivated or just feel the mood of zen temple...More

4  Thank papier-avion
Reviewed 10 November 2012

A very grand Zen buddhist temple. This is a place of training and study of 'Zen' for young priests of the So-to denomination, one of the biggest buddhist group in Japan. A number of big halls and cathedrals in a vast area are maintained with...More

2  Thank komasan
Reviewed 29 December 2011

I love this place, peaceful & good for photography, Ancient wood work is awesome, It is close to Tsurumi JR station west exit, Hardly 5 mins walk,No entrance fee, It have main temple & some surrounding area, please visit if you are near to this...More

7  Thank Sanjeev K
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