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  • 2–1–1 Tsurumi Map It
  • Tsurumi-ku
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 08/19/2013

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One of the two major centers of the Soto sect of Zen Buddhism, Soji-ji, in Yokohama's Tsurumi ward, was founded in 1321. The center was moved here from Ishikawa, on the Noto Peninsula (on the Sea of Japan, north of Kanazawa), after a fire in the 19th century. There's also a Soji-ji monastic complex at Eihei-ji in Fukui Prefecture. The Yokohama Soji-ji is one of the largest and busiest Buddhist institutions in Japan, with more than 200 monks and novices in residence. The 14th-century patron of Soji-ji was the emperor Go-Daigo, who overthrew the Kamakura Shogunate; the emperor is buried here, but his mausoleum is off-limits to visitors. However, you can see the Buddha Hall, the Main Hall, and the Treasure House.

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2–1–1 Tsurumi, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken, 230-0063, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • ¥300
  • Daily dawn–dusk; Treasure House Tues.–Sun. 10–4

Updated 08/19/2013


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