Hi we visited in July, and found that it had a spiritual serene atmosphere outside near the shrine. I found it very easy to have quiet reflection time by the shrine,I became very much at peace and having an urge to quietly pray by the shrine. . I really connected with the energy around the area. This is where the first Christian sermon was supposed to have taken place. I found the area around the shrine to be very healing.I nice place to sit and reflect, mediate or just enjoy visiting for historical reasons.