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iThe New Year Visit to Shrines and Templesj

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 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 gJyoya-no-kaneh- New Yearfs Eve Bell.

Quite a few people wear the traditional gKimonoh on these special days.

hOsechi-Ryorih – specially prepared New Yearsf food is eaten after praying.

As the old saying says, gWhen you are in Rome, do as the Romans doh,
Would you like to go out for the New Year prayer?

     

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