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Daihonzan Sojiji Temple大本山總持寺


Located around five minutes’ walk from JR Tsurumi Station in Yokohama City, the Daihonzan Sojiji Temple is one of the two head temples of the Soto Zen Buddhism. The forerunner of this temple was the Shogaku Kannondo belonging to the Shingon Risshu (Shingon Vinaya) school, which was located in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture; it was relocated to the present site in 1911. The buildings within the temple precincts include many temple buildings, including the Butsu-den and Daiso-do, as well as the buildings of Tsurumi University, etc. The temple’s cemetery includes the graves of many famous people, including the famous Showa-era actor Ishihara Yujiro.


Kanagawa Pref. Yokohamashi Tsurumi-ku Tsurumi 2-1-1

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Review of Soji-ji Temple

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Reviewed:2017/11/17 Beautiful temple nice surroundings
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...
Reviewed:2017/11/10 Beautiful and Peaceful
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...
Reviewed:2017/09/02 Temple on a hill. Second head temple of Soto Zen Buddhism
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...

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