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Soji-ji Temple

2-1 Tsurumi, Yokohama 230-8686, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 45-581-6021
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“main hall” (3 reviews)
“large gate” (2 reviews)
“soto” (4 reviews)
2-1 Tsurumi, Yokohama 230-8686, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 45-581-6021
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Really enjoyed this sight the activities and ceremonies that were going on while we were there . Our guide also explained near the cemetery the way this sect thinks about life and death ,and burial ceremonies . The area was very nice and quiet and...More

Thank Anthony F
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

If you’re in the area, you need to go. It’s a huge, open slice of paradise hidden within the walls and temples. There is a grave yard too. You can enter the large temple and light incense, pray. It’s a great surprise to find such...More

Thank KiJiKing
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Soji-ji—the temple on the hill. A pleasant paved walk leads you to the temple, through a large gate. You have arrived. Soji-ji is a big sprawling complex with seven main buildings and several smaller pavilions. Enjoy the serenely beautiful lawns and Japanese-style gardens. Do walk...More

Thank 1flytheskies
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We didn't expect it to be so large and spread out. It was beautiful and serene and we were fortunate to see part of a service. Apartments and buildings are built right up to the temple grounds. There is a fascinating cemetery attached and an...More

Thank KiJiKing
Reviewed 18 March 2017

横浜にこれほどまでに清々しい空気に包まれた場所があったのか、と思うくらいに、深呼吸をしながら散策したくなる寺院です。休日であっても境内はそれほど人も多くないため、のんびり散策しながら過ごすのにぴったりな場所かもしれません。 移築されたのが1911年と100年あまりしか経過しておらず、建物の多くは鉄筋コンクリート製と比較的新しいのですが、いずれも威風堂々とした佇まいで、見た目では歴史の浅い建造物だとはとても思えません。特に大祖堂はその最たる例で、敷き詰められた広大な畳の前にただ立っているだけでも、凛とした厳かな気持ちになります。 敷地も広く、建物も密集していないため、子供の遊び場にもなっています(お寺ですのであまり度を外した遊びは厳禁ですが…)。家族連れで午後のひと時を楽しむのに最適な場所でもあり、来る者を広く受け入れようとする空気感がとても好きです。 You may be surprised that there are a spot covered in fresh air in Yokohama. If you get tired from the bustle of Yokohama, I recommend you to walk the precinct in the temple. Because there are not many people in the...More

Thank Cyber0515
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Visited on culture day (Nov 3) where the temple hosts the Tsurumi city culture day events. It was a wonderful way to spend the day mingling with the local residents, trying some great food at the numerous food booths and enjoying various cultural performances. A...More

1  Thank tsukikenn
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I first visited Soji-ji while passing through the area and was impressed by the scale of the temple complex. That is fitting as it is a major site for Soto Buddhism. It was particularly quiet and appears to be more functional than tourist attraction. Later...More

1  Thank JapanCustomTours
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Always beautiful and usually the main entrance is open, so you can watch some of the daily activities inside. The temple is very big, very traditional and most of the local people goes there for New Years gong. The garden is big, always clean and...More

Thank Cecih
Reviewed 20 February 2016

I visited this temple recently and was impressed with the range of buildings, shrines, statues and garden areas in what turned out to be a large scale Buddhist complex. When approaching the temple, you pass two huge stone lanterns on pedestals that direct you to...More

Thank CathCPerth
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Soji-Ji Temple is huge. The area consists of 5 to 6 different buildings. I came upon the temple by accident when exploring the area close to my hotel. The temple felt more appropriate for a place like Kyoto than Yokohama. If you are to visit...More

Thank Kyle M
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