|Lake Biwa seen from Otsu, Shiga|
From the JR Otsu Station, I took a city bus (200 yen) to Otsu Port to see Lake Biwa. The weather was gorgeous, albeit a bit hot and the gentle breeze made it a pleasant visit. You can rent bikes and ride along the water in the park next to the port. I ate lunch here overlooking the lake and went back to the JR station for the next destination.
|Tourist street in Uji|
|Matcha drink in Uji|
|Comparing the temple on the back of the 10 yen|
|Inside is the Phoenix Hall|
|Famous matcha store|
All in all, my trip covered a decent area and I was able to go about leisurely. If I had more time, I would probably eat more matcha goodies in Uji!