Our stay at Kumagaiji was an experience of a lifetime. The temple staff and Monks were very friendly and helpful. When we attended morning prayers and fire ceremony, the Monks described in English how we could participate, and described some of the ritual for us. We really enjoyed trying the Buddhist food, I wish I had gotten some photos but we were busy enjoying the dining experience. All our meals were also explained to us in English. The rooms were very comfortable and the bathing facilities were modern and pleasant. This temple was also a very convenient proximity to Okunoin for an evening walk.