Take a walk through the lantern lit alleyways of feudal era Japan with a visit to Higashiyama - one of Kyoto’s best preserved historic districts.
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.
Uji is the shining jewel in Kyoto’s green tea crown. Head there for premium brews, ancient stores and delicious matcha foods and drinks.
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.