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Address: 2-1 Tsurumi, Yokohama 230-8686, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Major temple complex, not touristy

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... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2016
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Tokyo, Japan
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57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 temple even on holiday, unless the festival is held, you can take a leisurely walk... More 

Thank Cyber0515
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50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 true local experience! Temple entrance is easy to find from the JR Tsurumi station by... More 

Thank tsukikenn
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134 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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 in the week I returned, not to check out the practicing priests (although they were... More 

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Buenos Aires
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91 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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 full of flowers depending on the season. I love this place and it's a nice... More 

Thank Cecih
Yokohama, Japan
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112 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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 an old wooden carved gate which in turn directs your gaze ahead to another bigger... More 

Thank CathCPerth
Taichung, Taiwan
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75 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 Yokohama, I would highly suggest seeing the temple. It allows you to see a more... More 

Thank Kyle M
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Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Our family makes the first temple visit of the year here every year. People keep it for praying for safety of the family and state of perfect health over the year. I wish …

Panjim, India
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350 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

A must visit in Yokohama. One of the many beautiful temples is Japan. Japanese Architecture at its best.

Thank Aniket88
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124 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015

We visited many temples on our trip through Japan and this was a highlight for us. The grounds were beautiful and peaceful.

Thank cwithp
Airdrie, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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

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