Tsurumi in Yokohama

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  • Yokohama infront of Tsurumi Station

    Infront of Tsurumi Station, Yokohama

  • Street scene in Tsurumi Yokohama

    Street scene in Tsurumi, Yokohama

  • Street scene in Tsurumi Yokohama

    Street scene in Tsurumi, Yokohama

  • Building in Tsurumi Yokohama

    Building in Tsurumi, Yokohama

  • Tsurumigawabashi Tsurumi River Bridge

    Tsurumigawabashi Bridge in Tsurumi

  • Tsurumi Residential Area in Yokohama

    Tsurumi Residential Area, Yokohama

  • Tsurumi Residential Area, Yokohama

    Tsurumi Residential Area, Yokohama

  • My apartment building for 1 year in Tsurumi

    My apartment building for 1 year in Tsurumi

  • street in Tsurumi Yokohama

    Street scene in Tsurumi, Yokohama

  • Statue in Tsurumi Yokohama

    Statue in Tsurumi, Yokohama

  • Tsurumi Residential Area Yokohama

    Tsurumi Residential Area, Yokohama

  • Tsurumi River in Yokohama

    Tsurumi River in Yokohama

  • Tsurumi River in Yokohama

    Tsurumi River in Yokohama

  • Yokohama infront of Tsurumi Station

    Best Ramen Shop in Tsurumi, Yokohama

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Facts & Figures

The city Yokohama consists of 18 wards and Tsurumi is one of them. The total population of Tsurumi-ku is approx. 290000 and there are over 12000 foreign residents from more than 80 countries. I was one of them for one year. The ward covering an area of 33.2 square kilometre. Japan Rail Pass Buy now and Save >
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This regional commercial hub is highly industrialized (esp. the area along the coast) and used by many to commute from here to the center of Yokohama and Tokyo.

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History

During the Great Kanto earthquake in 1923 large parts of Tsurumi were destroyed. In 1927 Yokohama city integrated Tsurumi town as one of its wards. In World War II massive air raids on the 29th of May 1945 caused huge damages for the whole area. Nevertheless soon after Tsurumi was rebuilt and re-industrialized.

Location

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Tsurumi-ku is located in northeast part of Yokohama within the Kanagawa prefecture.
Address: City Hall 3-20-1 Tsurumi-chuo, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 230-0051

How to get to Tsurumi?

  • Tsurumi Station is served by Keihin-Tohoku Line and Tsurumi Line

Sightseeing spots within Tsurumi Ward

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Sojiji Temple - Soji-ji was founded in 740. It is one of the two biggest head temples (daihonzan) of the Soto school of Zen Buddhism. The temple ground covers an area of nearly 50000 square meters. Soji-ji was rebuilt in Yokohama in 1911, after it burned down at its old location in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture.
Address: Sojiji Temple, 2-1-1 Tsurumi, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken

Tsurumi University - The university was founded in 1925. It has a great campus with lots of greenery. The total student population is 3099. It is located very close to the Soji-ji Temple.

Mitsuike Park - Mitsuike Koen is a beautiful place for a relaxing stroll. The best time to visit is during the cherry blossom season, when 1600 trees from 78 different species are in full bloom. You will find there an Korean Garden, 3 ponds and two nice walking trails.
Address: 1-1 Mitsuike Koen, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)

August

Tsurumi River Summer Festival (17th, Saturday)
Around 1200 fireworks will light up the sky. Enjoy this great spectacle, live music and good food around the Tsukuno Park and bank of Tsurumi River.

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Yokohama Street Scene

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