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Shrines and temples, especially in Tokyo, Osaka are not essential places and should be shut during the pandemic. Especially over the New Year. All festivals in our location this year have been cancelled.

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In  my opinion they should not close the Shrines.

Shrines are the most important places to visit during new year.

I recommend that they limit the visitors and ask the people to not go everybody on the same day.

For the new year's wishes you can go until middle of February.

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I agree. Total closure should not happen. I agree with the bigger shrines being closed on New Years Eve over midnight BUT They are "essential" to a lot of people as are places of worship on other countries which in some places are remaining open even in places with the hardest lockdowns. Enforce social distancing. A lot of companies are staggering a return to work through to the 12th January anyway, which will alleviate the pressure

New Years Festivals, yes @zichi - I do agree with you.

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I think it might be hard to get my shoes so high in the air.

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This reminds me of a digital money offering system installed in some shrines a few years ago. First I felt a kind weird to it because it did not match the scenery. However, it may be playing an important role as one of the counter measures for the infection.

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Limited to RSVPs only

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