New Year Visit to Shrines and Temples）
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.
(Miyamoto 5-2-1 Phone047-424-2333) is about 0.5km from the Keisei Line
Daijingu Shita station and about 1.5km from JR Higashi Funabashi station.
Ninomiya Jinja (Miyama
5-20-1 Phone 047-472-1213) is located near the bus stop of Ninomiya Jinja of
the Shin Keisei Bus or Keisei Bus from the JR Tsudanuma station.
Takifudo (Kanasugi 6-25-1
Phone 047-448-2833) is about 1km 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-Ryori” – specially
prepared New Years’ food is eaten after praying. As 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?