Located a short train ride from Kyoto is the Fushimi Inari temple complex, built in the 8th century to the gods of rice and sake. It sits near the Inari train station and is accessible by foot. The path, lined with orange torii (the orange gates), wanders for about 4 km up the mountainside. Give yourself a couple of hours to enjoy and explore.
Before leaving Inari, try the inarizushi, a pouch of fried tofu filled with sushi rice. My favorite spot to try this is Nezameya, open since 1540 on the main street alongside restaurants and gift shops. You'll see a small window on the street that opens up to a man making the inarizushi.