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.

Number of Temples in Japan, 2013

Total 77,394 temples are registered on Agency for Cultural Affairs as of 2013 January 1st. Interestingly the number of temples is less than shrines'. Personally speaking, I thought the number of temples is larger than shrines'.
The number of temples per population is high in Shiga and Fukui (central Japan). Okinawa has different culture and does not have many temples.

Figure : Number of Temples per Population by Prefecture , 2013

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Prefecture Number of Temples Population
(x 1000)
Rate per 10,000 residents
Shiga 3,215 1416 22.7
Fukui 1,697 795 21.3
Shimane 1,321 702 18.8
Yamanashi 1,495 847 17.7
Wakayama 1,594 979 16.3
Toyama 1,612 1076 15.0
Nara 1,823 1383 13.2
Yamagata 1,487 1141 13.0
Saga 1,085 840 12.9
Mie 2,346 1833 12.8
Niigata 2,807 2330 12.0
Ishikawa 1,388 1159 12.0
Kyoto 3,087 2617 11.8
Gifu 2,293 2051 11.2
Oita 1,255 1178 10.7
Yamaguchi 1,443 1420 10.2
Kagawa 878 985 8.9
Tokushima 635 770 8.2
Tottori 469 578 8.1
Fukushima 1,543 1946 7.9
Ehime 1,088 1405 7.7
Nagano 1,561 2122 7.4
Okayama 1,400 1930 7.3
Shizuoka 2,633 3723 7.1
Kumamoto 1,191 1801 6.6
Akita 682 1050 6.5
Aichi 4,605 7443 6.2
Hiroshima 1,737 2840 6.1
Gunma 1,207 1984 6.1
Hyogo 3,287 5558 5.9
Nagasaki 738 1397 5.3
Tochigi 987 1986 5.0
Kochi 370 745 5.0
Iwate 634 1295 4.9
Chiba 3,008 6192 4.9
Fukuoka 2,382 5090 4.7
Ibaraki 1,296 2931 4.4
Hokkaido 2,354 5431 4.3
Miyagi 953 2328 4.1
Osaka 3,396 8849 3.8
Aomori 481 1335 3.6
Miyazaki 357 1120 3.2
Saitama 2,247 7222 3.1
Kagoshima 485 1680 2.9
Tokyo 2,872 13300 2.2
Kanagawa 1,889 9079 2.1
Okinawa 81 1415 0.6

Source is Agency for Cultural Affairs.

www.bunka.go.jp/shukyouhoujin/nenkan/pdf/h24nenkan.pdf

 

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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.