To get to the tea house our guides took us up a mountain road. It was very different from the flat areas of Kyoto that we had been in the day before. Much greener, much cooler, and obviously much wetter in general. There was moss everywhere. This is the view of the narrow road we drove up. We didn't go right up, just far enough to get to the tea house.
As ! said, moss everywhere, even on the roof!