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Soji-ji Temple

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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 July 2016
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Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Yokohama, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 an old wooden carved gate which in turn directs your gaze ahead to another bigger... More 

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Taichung, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 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 …

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Panjim, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

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

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Airdrie, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Yokohama, this one seems most authentic and not put there to lure the all mighty... More 

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