It takes only a 10-minute ride by JR from Kyoto to Otsu City. Please come and see Otsu when you visit Kyoto. Sakamoto area, Biwa Lake, and Ishiyamadera Temple are good attractions that can be seen in a day.
Ogoto Hot Spring is a good place to stay over suburban Kyoto. You can visit here by cable car and ropeway, crossing over Mt. Hiei.