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Soji-ji Temple

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Address: 2-1 Tsurumi, Yokohama 230-8686, Kanagawa Prefecture
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One of the best working temples you'll see.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 August 2015
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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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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Kawasaki, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 and I could not have pious feeling. Maybe only good for religious people but not... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 don't.

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Yokohama, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 are few building to visit, but the time i at there some buiding /area in... More 

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Nyons, France
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Soji-ji is one of the most important zen temple.The museum inside is not a great... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 the donation of the followers of the So-to Zen. The temple is opened to every... More 

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Kawasaki, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 area,

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