You won't be alone, but the views are worth it. The access is very easy, straight up (veer into the small streets to the right) from Ginkaku-ji. This is also my favourite running route in Kyoto!
- Touno Sekibutsu no Sato. Pilgrimage to Sekibutsu.
- Daigo-ji Temple.
- Chushojima - Kyoto, the Sake capitol of Japan