Kyoto is a great place if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Osaka. We visited Fushimi Inari Shrine, and explored the streets around Nishiki market. Kyoto has a long heritage and many interesting places, but I would highly encourage you to walk through the town instead of purely visiting the touristy sites.
Food-wise, I felt pretty cheated by this crab leg skewer, which turned out to be a oversized surimi skewer, but the matcha soft serve never fails to deliver. We had lunch in a fun little MOS Cafe - just to find out if the MOS Burger in Japan was legendary good.
Make some time for Arashiyama - it is a quaint little alcove within Kyoto. Crowds aside, it is a super charming and idyllic. We found a little shop that specialises in yuba desserts and Russell took on a soybean soft serve with great enthusiasm.