People visit shrines and temples to pray for the happiness, prosperity and
safety of the coming year as the traditional custom of the New Year. Let us
introduce you to the most popular places in Funabashi for praying.
Funabashi Daijingu (Miyamoto, 5-2-1 Phone
047-424-2333) is about 0.5 km from the Keisei Line Daijingu Shita station
and about 1.5 km from JR Higashi Funabashi station.
Ninomiya Jinjya (Miyama 5-20-1 Phone
047-472-1213) is located near the bus stop of Ninomiya Jinjya of the Shin
Keisei Bus or Keisei Bus from JR Tsudanuma station.
Takifudo (Kanasugi 6-25-1 Phone 047-448-2833)
is about 1 km from the Shin Keisei Line Takifudo station.
People go out after they hear “Jyoya-no-kane”−New
Year’s Eve Bell. Quite a few people wear the traditional “Kimono” on these
special days. “Osechi-Ryouri”-specially prepared New Years’ food is eaten
the old saying says, “When you are in Rome, do as the Romans do”, would you
like to go out for the New Year prayer?