The Kibune Kurama hike is a great half-day activity just 1 hour from Kyoto. It winds through the mountains and past the powerful Kurama dera.
Hidden away in the northern mountains of Kyoto are the rural towns of Kurama and Kibune. Two of the best hidden gems that Kyoto has to offer.
The Philosopher path (哲学の道 - Tetsugaku no michi) is a scenic walkway following a small water canal in the north-east of Kyoto.