Uji city has pedestrian-friendly paths on both sides of the river, with benches, restrooms, useful maps & directional signs . Across the river from the famous Byodoin Temple is Asahiyaki Pottery near Uji and Ujikama shrines, an easy walk. This gallery exhibits museum quality ceramics from past generations and has current pieces for sale. There's an English website & map , and the famous Furukuen tea shop and processing facility is right behind the gallery. Worth a visit if you're in Uji. This side of the river is less commercial.