Yesterday, A., G., A.'s dad and I all went to Doryo San, a big mountainside temple near Hiratsuka. It is in a cedar forest and the weather was perfect for the visit: mists rising after the rain. I have been there before with E., during our World Cup excursion, and even in July it was very humid. It seems to have its own micro climate. The mosses on the cedar trees and the memorials are beautiful.
Just like in England, though, they have a terrible problem with discarded chewing gum. The younger monks, I think!?