The Shrine is better known for its plum blossoms in early Spring as there are some 1500 plum trees in the plum garden. However, the Shrine is also very beautiful in Autumn. The Shrine is a very popular place for students to pray for good grades and academic achievements. Surprisingly, there are two types of prayers, 4000-yen and 5000-yen. Perhaps the 5000-yen prayer offers a better chance of success. The admission fee of 600 yen entitles a visitor a free flow of hot tea and a piece of Japanese cake. We shall come back here in early March next year to enjoy the plum blossoms.