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Cost of Living and Price Reports from Tokyo, Japan. You can download the Excel list of items+prices I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.

Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

Most Popular Shrines/Temples for "First Visit to Shrine/Temple in New Year's Holiday"

A lot of Japanese people visit Shinto shrines or Buddhism temples in New Year’s holiday to make their wishes of health and happiness. I paid a visit to a local shrine and tossed saisen money (100 yen, $0.96 €0.70).

The following table shows the number of visitors who visited shrines/temples in New Year holiday of 2013. Meiji Shrine is the most popular shrine in terms of "our first visit of the year to a shrine" in Japan.

Shrine/temple Shrine/temple Located in Visitors (million)
明治神宮 Meiji Shrine Tokyo, Harajuku 3.13
成田山新勝寺 Narita-san Shinsho-ji Temple Chiba, Narita 3.00
川崎大師 Kawasaki Daishi Temple Kawasaki 2.98
浅草寺 Senso-ji Temple Tokyo, Asakusa 2.81
伏見稲荷大社 Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine Kyoto 2.70
鶴岡八幡宮 Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine Kamakura 2.55
住吉大社 Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine Osaka 2.35
熱田神宮 Atsuta Shrine Nagoya 2.30
氷川神社 Hikawa Shrine Saitama 2.07
太宰府天満宮 Dazaifu Shrine Fukuoka, Dazaifu 2.00

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Source is Mapple Kanko Guide.

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Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

In terms of the cost of living information, you can download the Excel price list of goods I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.