The great temple of Nanzen-ji temple in Kyoto has a distinctive Japanese rock garden and a large brick aqueduct that passes through the temple grounds.
A famous Shinto shrine featuring an excellent garden. Heian-jingu was built in Kyoto in 1895.
The most impressive sight to see is the spring cherry blossoms.
You can only enjoy wandering around the historic parts of Gion and Higashiyama, if you get up early or go out late. A quieter Kyoto gives you an atmospheric tranquility.
If you only have 1 day to see around Kyoto, take a highlight trip from Fushimi-Inari to Kiyomizu-dera and stroll along the preserved historic streets to Gion.