Kyoto geographically locates a very convenient place to visit many wonderful tourist places! It depends on what you want to see, you can choose the destination.
Want to see the modern city sightseeing, so the Kobe and Osaka are the places that you can visit less within 30 minutes of the train!
If you are interested in the history, how about Nara? The famous deer will welcome you!
And also Himeji is also a must visit the place from Kyoto. It takes about 45 minutes from Kyoto by train, but it is valuable to visit!