With thick fog obscuring Kegon Waterfall, I returned to Chuzenjiko Onsen and then started going south along the east side of the lake. Though the tops of the surrounding mountains were covered in clouds, the lake itself was clear and I could see a number of small boats out on the water.
After a few minutes I came to Chuzenji Temple. Inside the temple is a 6-meter statue of the Buddhist goddess Kannon (no photos allowed, unfortunately) as well as a balcony on the temple’s second story that has some nice views of the lake. I really wish it hadn’t been so cloudy that day but even with the bad weather it was still worthwhile to go up there.