Fulfilling trip to Uji, Japan's Matcha Capital Explore Uji, home to the World Heritage Sites of Ujigami Shrine and Byodo-in Temple. Fun things to do include grinding Uji matcha green tea. Trip to the Higashiyama Area, a symbol of the ancient capital Kyoto The Higashiyama area often comes to mind as the area most reminiscent of Kyoto for first-time visitors to Kyoto. Visit Kiyomizu Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and indulge in Japan's culinary culture at Nishiki Market and Gion. Fun Trip to World Heritage Site Enryaku-ji Temple at Mt. Hiei and the Stonelayer Town of Sakamoto Climb up Mount Hiei on the cablecar and ropeway and explore Enryaku-ji Temple, the cradle of Japanese Buddhism. Savor Delicious Sake on a Trip to Fushimi Inari and the Sake District Located near train stations along the Keihan line are famous shrines and temples such as the Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, famous for its Senbon Torii, and the Iwashimizu Hachimangu shrine. Indulge in Kyoto's Hidden Gems in the "Kibune & Kurama" Area Visit Rakuhoku, a lesser-known part of Kyoto, and its imaginative shops, cafes, bookstores, and ramen restaurants. Explore the Arashiyama Area using the Randen Tram Line Hop on the Randen, a streetcar that runs through the narrow streets of Kyoto, and explore Kyoto's tranquil rock gardens. Enjoy Popular Attractions at Lake Biwako, Japan's Largest Lake Otsu is a great spot for a day-trip from Kyoto. Discover Lake Biwa, Japan's largest lake and everything Shiga has to offer.