On the slope up to Shisendo Temple from Kita Shirakawa Dori street, there is a large torii gate more or less in the middle of the road.
The road bends around the torii and large tree within its grounds.
Farther up, on the right, is Shisendo Temple. The area is dotted with temples and shrines, and makes for a good ride.
A good place to start would be Shugakuin Imperial Villa, for which permission is required to enter. Without it, you will not get in. A trip to the offices of the Imperial Household Agency, in Gosho, are required.
From there. it is a short rural ride to Manshuin, a Tendai sect temple founded in the 8th century. Continuing on, you come to Enkoji, other smaller temples, and then Shisendo itself.
Below left is an old road marker that reads "left for Enkoji Temple."
It is on the narrow street below the entrance to Shisendo Temple.