The anger of the shopkeepers of the japanese temple Senso-ji, Tokyo

The year 2018 may not be able to start for the shop-keepers of the temple Senso-ji in Tokyo. Installed in the alley-long and 250 meters leading to the famous buddhist temple in the Asakusa area, in the north-east of the japanese capital, some 90 traders would have to pay a rent multiplied by more than 16. It should pass, 1 January, 15,000 yen (113 euros) to 250,000 yen.

The religious authorities have decided to do so, deem the increase necessary to ensure the maintenance and management of a website among the most frequented of the capital. In 2016, the Senso-ji temple has seen more than 32 million tourists, japanese and foreign, who come to admire one of the rare sets old preserved in Tokyo or even, on the last weekend of may, enjoy the Sanja Matsuri, one of the three biggest festivals in Tokyo, and certainly the most colorful.

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