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Pokemon Fail: Japan Asks Tourists Not to Play at Sacred Shrines

Just a day after the much awaited release of the latest smartphone game ‘Pokemon Go‘ in Japan, some of the country’s most popular tourist attractions have started urging visitors to use caution when playing or stop playing altogether at their facilities. The most emphatic protest came from the Izumo-taisha shrine, considered the second most sacred in Japan, which banned the use of Pokemon Go within its premises Friday, according to its website. Officials argue that the ban is to preserve the “solemn” atmosphere of the sanctuary and ensure the safety of its six million annual visitors. Himeji Castle, Japan’s most…

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