Sojiji

2 Chome-1-1 Tsurumi, Tsurumi Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa 230-8686, Japan

Sojiji is a large Soto Zen Buddhist temple located in Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Japan. It is one of two head temples of the Soto school of Zen Buddhism, along with Eiheiji Temple in Fukui Prefecture. Sojiji was established in 1321 and has a long and rich history.

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Anna Kraskovska

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Welcome dear travel fans! I've been traveling around the world for 20 years and most of my trips were to Asia. I think I have been crazy about Japan since I was a child and will be happy to share this passion with you.

Welcome dear travel fans! I've been traveling around the world for 20 years and most of my trips were to Asia. I think I have been crazy about Japan since I was a child and will be happy to share this passion with you.

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The temple complex is quite extensive and features many buildings, including the main hall, a guesthouse, a lecture hall, and a meditation hall. Visitors can explore the temple grounds and take part in meditation sessions and other Buddhist practices. Sojiji is also a popular destination for those interested in Zen Buddhism and Japanese culture, and offers various programs and workshops for visitors.

One of the most notable features of Sojiji is its large meditation hall, which can accommodate up to 2,000 practitioners. The hall is known for its intricate wooden lattice ceiling, which is considered one of the finest examples of traditional Japanese carpentry. Visitors can participate in zazen meditation sessions here, which are typically held twice a day in the morning and afternoon.

Overall, Sojiji is a fascinating and deeply spiritual place to visit for those interested in Zen Buddhism and Japanese culture. Whether you’re looking to meditate, learn more about Buddhism, or simply enjoy the peaceful surroundings, Sojiji offers a unique and memorable experience.

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