Mt. Hiei, Kyoto’s eastern mountain range is known for Enryaku-ji. It’s a decent 1day trip out of Kyoto to enjoy gardens, temples and shrines, and hiking trails.
Uji is a suburb of Kyoto well known as the capital of Japanese green tea, located on the banks of the Uji-gawa River. It’s a decent 1day trip out of Kyoto.
Arashiyama is one of Kyoto’s biggest tourist destination, nature and temples make up beautiful scenery with autumn foliage.
The Higashiyama area is a great place to experience traditional old Kyoto, especially between Kiyomizu and Gion, where the narrow lanes, wooden buildings.
A quiet outskirts of the city, is so peaceful and entertaining area to explore temples and shrines dotted across mountains in beautiful autumn colors.
A beautiful strolling path in northern Higashiyama between Eikan-do, and Ginkaku-ji, you can enjoy exploring while admiring the beauty of autumn colors.
If you only have 1 day to see around Kyoto, take a highlight trip from Fushimi-Inari to Kiyomizu-dera and stroll along the preserved historic streets to Gion.