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Things to do in Yokohama

Best attractions to visit in Yokohama

21. Sōji-ji Temple - Yokohama

Soji ji Temple

Soji-ji is one of the two greatest Zen sanctuaries of the Soto organization. Amidst the Kamakura period (1185-1333), its originator, Dogen, subsequent to examining Buddhism in China, come back to Japan, and set up Eihei-ji in Fukui. His followers later settled Soji-ji (likewise in Fukui) where their straightforward yet profound Zen hones thrived. Be that as it may, one day, a fire obliterated the greater part of the structures of Soji-ji. Along these lines, they chose to remake in Yokohama to help spread the faction's lessons.

Soji-ji is around a 7-minute stroll from JR Tsurumi station on the Keihin Tohoku Line. It's very unordinary for such a major sanctuary to be so near the city. (For instance, the already said Eihei-ji is arranged somewhere down in the mountains, hours from any enormous town.) The Soji-ji sanctuary grounds holds twelve huge structures and a burial ground, totaling very nearly 50,000 square meters. When you stroll up the incline from the road and afterward come in through the door (三門Sanmon), you've as of now ventured into a Zen world. You are allowed to stroll around these delightful grounds and investigate. There are seats, and sanctuary structures spread out over the range. Be that as it may, on the off chance that you might want to experience glancing around inside a sanctuary building, then take after the bearings underneath.

Sojiji Temple holds a "Daisodo (Founders' Hall)" with a roof 36 meters high and a story secured with one thousand mats, and also "Hyakken rouka (Long Corridor)" which is 152 meters in length can be found inside its premises of around 500,000 square meters. There is likewise a graveyard with graves of unmistakable figures. A voyage through the Treasure House and the corridors guided by a Buddhist minister, Sanzen (Zen reflection rehearse) in English (once per month on a Saturday, requires booking), Shakyo (sutra replicating) hone and different occasions are additionally held.


22. Yamashita Park - Yokohama

Yamashita Park

Yamashita Park is a long and tight park beside the sea, covering an aggregate territory of 74,000 m2. It was based on a region that was lessened to rubble in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, and the park was opened in 1928. The ocean lies directly before your eyes, and you can appreciate the ocean breeze while watching the boats and the Bay Bridge. You can likewise visit the NYK Hikawamaru here which gone far and wide. Inside the park are an assortment of various blossoms, especially in the focal bloom bed there are around 400 blooms of 60 unique sorts of rose planted that sprout from early summer into fall. On the east side is the "World Plaza" which has a scaffold reaching out between 6 "mainlands". Likewise in the park are various different bronze statues and landmarks, including a "Young lady wearing red shoes" statue motivated by the popular nursery rhyme Ujo Noguchi, an Indian water tower that was a blessing from the Japan Indian Association, and a water watchman divinity statue that sits amidst a wellspring, given by the city of San Diego in the United States.

The primary ocean side park in Japan found directly before Yokohama Port, extending very nearly 700 meters from the east side of Osanbashi to Yamashita Pier. It was opened in 1930 via arrive loading with the rubbles from the Great Kanto Earthquake.

The park incorporates a grass field, a rose garden, the "Young lady With Red Shoes On" statue, the "Watchman of Water" statue which is a blessing from San Diego, a sister city of Yokohama, and the "Kamome no Suihei-san (Seagull Sailor)" melody landmark, water stairs and a phase. The previous freight and traveler send Hikawamaru is moored here.


23. Zoorasia - Yokohama


Zoorasia is one of Japan's most up to date, biggest and best kept zoos. The zoo was set up in 1999, and from that point forward has been working under the subjects of "Advantageous interaction of Life" and "Agreement with Nature". The creatures are by and large kept in extensive territories that copy their regular natural surroundings to a degree that is not more often than not found in Japanese zoos.

The creature displays of Zoorasia are spread out among seven natural territories: Asian Tropical Forest, Subarctic Forest, Oceanian Grassland, Central Asian Highland, Japanese Countryside, Amazon Jungle and African Tropical Rainforest. Among the zoo's highlights are the elephants, polar bears, wild bears, okapi and proboscis monkeys. There are a couple of eateries and bistros, and also nature trails and entertainment regions for children.

Yokohama Zoological Gardens "ZOORASIA" is a novel zoo which utilizes as few fences as conceivable with the goal that guests can see the creatures living in a situation like their regular living space. The zoo is isolated into zones of various atmospheres, for example, Asian Tropical Forest, Subarctic Forest, Amazon Jungle, Japanese Countryside and African Tropical Rain Forest. There is additionally a grass stop and the "Wanpaku Forest" with play types of gear. The zoo likewise incorporates a shut office, Yokohama City Breeding Center, which was established with the motivation behind looking into untamed life and adding to the safeguarding of uncommon species.


24. Berrick Hall - Yokohama

Berrick Hall

Mr. Lesser Berrick established Berrick Bros. Constrained in London in 1868. His children, George, Joseph and Bertram in the long run assumed control over the organization and extended exchange amongst Japan and England. In 1898 Bertram came to Japan when he was 20 years of age to join the organization in Yokohama. By the 1920s, they had set up a system between London, Paris, Brussels and Vienna, and had workplaces in Kobe, Osaka and Tokyo. They primarily transported in paper, beauty care products, scent, and stationary to Japan, and traded Japanese paper, silk, and finish products to England.

When you come in through the door you'll see a garden flanking a circling pathway paving the way to the house's primary passageway. Blooms in each season welcome you first. The outside of the house is done up in a rich Spanish style. The passageway entryway is designed with sensitive iron throwing. Yet, I'm sad; you should remove your shoes before you go into the house! This is a Japanese custom that keeps our homes clean.

To one side of the passage is an immense lounge room and to one side is a banquet hall associated with a lounge area. Their lounge room resembles a dance floor, due to the enormous space! The noteworthy thing for me is that the floor of the passage and palm room (sun room) is checkered. I thought about whether they some of the time played chess utilizing this floor!? The handrail of the stairs is in craftsmanship deco style press throwing. It is wonderful.


25. Customs Museum - Yokohama

Customs Museum

The Shitamachi Museum is an exhibition hall in Ueno, Taito, Tokyo, Japan. Situated on the shores of Shinobazu Pond inside Ueno Park, it's devoted to the customary culture of Tokyo's Shitamachi. The Yokohama Customs Museum gives proof of debasement in Yokohama in the early years of the port. The show incorporates booty things, and portrays untrustworthy techniques for evading the traditions. The historical center structure was implicit 1936 and is called "the Queen". Its mosque-like tower is a noticeable historic point of Yokohama.

Traditions Museum, situated on the Susisaari island, exhibits the historical backdrop of traditions and pirating in Finland. Moreover, the historical center houses an every year turning subject display. The Shitamachi Museum is a historical center in Ueno, Taito, Tokyo, Japan. Situated on the shores of Shinobazu Pond inside Ueno Park, it's committed to the conventional culture of Tokyo's Shitamachi. Traditions Museum is open amid the late spring season, and there is no extra charge. Opening hours can be found in the timetable.


26. Engaku-ji - Yokohama

Engaku ji

Engakuji is one of the main Zen sanctuaries in Eastern Japan and the number two of Kamakura's five incredible Zen sanctuaries. Engakuji was established by the decision official Hojo Tokimune in the year 1282, one year after the second attack endeavor by the Mongols had been returned. One motivation behind the new sanctuary was to pay regard to the fallen Japanese and Mongolian officers.

Engakuji is incorporated with the inclines of Kita-Kamakura's forested slopes. The principal fundamental structure experienced after entering the sanctuary grounds is the Sanmon principle door, which dates from 1783. Behind it stands the sanctuary's fundamental corridor, the Butsuden, which shows a wooden statue of the Shaka Buddha. The Butsuden was remade moderately as of late in 1964 after the previous building was lost in a seismic tremor.

Assist into the sanctuary grounds, the Shariden is a delightfully composed lobby in which a tooth of Buddha is cherished. It is assigned a national fortune, yet must be seen from a separation amid the vast majority of the year. Another national fortune found at Engakuji is the sanctuary's substantial ringer (ogane). It remains on a slope beside a teahouse where guests can appreciate some tea, amazake (sweet purpose) or Japanese desserts in a quiet domain.


27. Hara Model Railway Museum - Yokohama

Hara Model Railway Museum

The historical center was disclosed to the news media on 20 June 2012 in front of its open opening on 10 July

The Hara Model Railway Museum ( Hara Tetsudō Mokei Hakubutsukan?) is a model railroad exhibition hall in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan, which opened on 10 July 2012. Overseen by Mitsui Fudosan, the exhibition hall houses the broad gathering of model trains manufactured and amassed by the Japanese model railroad aficionado Nobutaro Hara (原 信太郎 Hara Nobutarō?).[1] The historical center covers a territory of roughly 1,700 m², with the show range covering a region of around 1,200 m²

Roughly 1,000 things from Hara's private accumulation of more than 6,000 model railroad things are on display.[3] The centerpiece of the gallery is a 30-meter x 10 meter diorama called "Ichiban Tetsumo Park" which highlights "1 gage" (45 mm gage) demonstrate trains from around the globe, and has around 450 meters of track. The design highlights working overhead electrical cables to power trains by means of their pantographs.[4] The accumulation likewise incorporates the first models of Thomas the Tank Engine and a few of his companions from the creation of Thomas and Friends before 2009, some of which once in a while work on the format


28. Hōkoku-ji Temple - Yokohama

Hokoku ji Temple

Hōkoku-ji is a little Zen sanctuary in Kamakura, world-celebrated for its bamboo woods of more than 2000 Mōsō bamboos. It is likewise called Take-dera (Bamboo sanctuary) consequently.

The sanctuary was established in 1334, a period of turbulence and turmoil in Japan. The Kamakura shogunate had quite recently been crushed, and the main Ashikaga shogun Takauji set up his lead in Kyoto. Takauji's granddad, Ashikaga Ietoki, requested Zen cleric Tengan Ekō to establish Hōkoku-ji. Similarly as the acclaimed cultivate architect and Zen minister Musō Kokushi, Tengan was a devotee of cleric Mugaku Sogen, the establishing cleric of Engaku-ji in Kita-Kamakura.

This sanctuary turned into the family sanctuary of the Ashikaga group and in addition the Uesugi faction. Both families shared the power in Kamakura. In 1439, the sanctuary turned into the scene of a family dramatization: Shogun Yoshinori assaulted Kamakura to re-build up his energy in the east. The Kamakura ruler, Ashikaga Mochiuji and his child Yoshihisa were compelled to murder themselves to escape catch. Hōkoku-ji is the place the 13 year old Yoshihisa decided for the custom suicide by evisceration otherwise called Seppuku or Harakiri .

After the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923, most structures must be modified - none of the first structures remain. Still, old stone lamps, gorinto tombstones and the yagura tomb hollows make the thousand year old past wake up.


29. Inamuragasaki - Yokohama


Inamuragasaki is a cape at the western end of Yuigahama (Beach) in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The cape partitions Yuigahama from Shichirigahama (Beach) and Enoshima. Its name appears to come from its shape, like a pile of rice at reap time (an inamura.[1] At its foot on the Shichirigahama side there is a recreation center, the Inamuragasaki Park)

Since the antiquated Tōkaidō interstate gone along the ocean south of this cape before making a beeline for the Miura Peninsula, before the opening of the Gokuraku Pass Inamuragasaki was the customary purpose of section to Kamakura at the season of the Kamakura shogunate.[2] Now crossed by a street (see photograph), it used to be obstructed via arrive and was thusly one of the characteristic safeguards that made Kamakura a secure fortress.[2]

Therefore, it shows up regularly in the chronicled record. It is first said in the Genpei Jōsuiki in light of the fact that the Miura group in 1180 crossed it twice to go protect Minamoto no Yoritomo at the clash of Ishibashiyama.[2] The troops didn't land in time, Yoritomo was crushed and the Miura needed to backpedal the way they had come


30. Jōmyō-ji Temple - Yokohama

Jomyo ji Temple

Established in 1188, this Rinzai Zen temple is number 5 of the Kamakura Zen temples. The Kamakura branch of the Ashikaga family, the principle powerholders in the Muromachi period, made it their family temple. The Kisan-an, a tea house reestablished as of late, is interested in guests. From the veranda, you can appreciate the view on the zen plant while having a bowl of matcha.

Tōkasan Jōmyō Zenji is a Zen Buddhist temple of the Rinzai faction, Kenchō-ji school, in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Jōmyō-ji is Number Five of the five temples known as Kamakura Gozan ("Kamakura's Five Mountains"), and the just a single of the five not established by an individual from the Hōjō tribe. Jōmyō-ji has rather, as adjacent Zuisen-ji, profound ties with the Ashikaga group, and was one of the family's burial service temples (bodaiji).[1] For this reason the family's kamon, or peak, is universal on its premises. The initial three characters of its full name signify "Inari mountain", probably from the slope of a similar name where it remains, in its turn named after an old Inari myth (see underneath). Jōmyō-ji has given its name to the encompassing zone,

Jōmyō-ji was established in 1188 by minister Taikō Gyōyū (1163–1241) as a Mikkyō temple with the name Gokuraku-ji be that as it may, not long after the main Japanese Zen religious community, adjacent Kenchō-ji, was established in 1253, the temple's head cleric Geppō Ryōnen changed its division to Rinzai and its name to the present one.


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