Plum blossoms are the first signs of spring, and what better way to see them than at a festival on shrine grounds?

Popular since the old days, Yushima Tenjin shrine attracts over 400,000 visitors per week during its plum blossom festival. A number of stalls will sell food and other goods, and live performances like taiko drumming and outdoor tea ceremonies will be held during the weekends. Don’t forget to pray for study success, as this shrine is devoted to the Shinto god of learning, Tenjin.