Kibune is a small town in a forested valley to the north of Kyoto city. It's a great place to escape the city and enjoy the fresh leaves in May, find relief from the heat in Summer, and see the autumn colours from late October. The town is famous for Kifune Jinja (a Shinto Shrine) and the traditional restaurants which in the summer set up seating on platforms over the river running through the town. Dining on these platforms over the river is known as "kawadoko" in Japanese.
Kibune also a popular starting or ending point for climbing Mount Kurama. If you want to have a hot spring bath after your climb, it's best to do the climb from Kibune and end at Kurama, as the hot springs are in Kurama. If you want to have a meal after your climb then end in Kibune as there are more dining options in Kibune.
The main way of accessing Kibune is via the Eizan Railway. The nearest station is Kibune-guchi. To get to the Eizan Railway catch the Keihan Main Line all the way to it's Kyoto terminus at Demachiyanagi where you can transfer to the Eizan Railway.
This photo was taken with a Nikon D700 camera and an AF Nikkor 35f/2D lens with a circular polarising filter. No post processing has been done on this image.