- Shomyo-ji temple is located at Kanazawa-cho, Kanazawa-ku in Yokohama city and its official name is Kanezawa-san Shyomyo-ji. It had been a family temple of Kanezawa Hojo clan and might originate from an altar (Jibutsu-do) installed by Hojo Sanetoki in his home of Rokuura-sho Kanezawa.
- Library created by Hojo Sanetoki aound year 1275, at Shomyo-ji temple located in his fief of Kanezawa-sho, is called Kanazawa-bunko. We don't know the exact number of Japanese and Chinese books collected but those still remained are more than 30,000.
- The garden of Shomyo-ji temple with its pond has been installed in order to make majestic the main building (Kondo). You enter by Nio gate from the south, then cross over a pond through two bridges, arch and flat, which hang on a middle island, in order to reach the main building. Such a construction became very popular after the middle Hean period and belongs to Jodo garden styles.
- The pond models after the form of the first letter of Sanskrit "a". It symbolizes in Buddhism the mortality-immortality theory of everything.