In the hills of eastern Kyoto known as Higashiyama is some of the best touring to be found in the city. There are hills to be sure, but the views and sites are about as good as it gets.
Down the road from Kiyomizu Temple, down the sloped Sannenzaka and Ninenzaka - beautiful old style roads - is Nene no Michi.
Nene no Michi (The Path of Nene) is drop dead gorgeous.
On the north side of Nene no Michi is Kodaiji Temple, which was established in 1605 by Nene, the wife of the late Toyotomi Hideyosh. The temple is also stunning.
On fall days, this area is very crowded.
We recommend parking nearby and walking.
Ride Kodaiji ride.