If you are ever in Kyoto you must do the walk from Chio-in Temple to Yasaka shrine, through Maruyama park, to Daiun-in Temple and from there along the clear trail up through the preserved old area of Gion to Kiyomizudera temple. Don't miss the side path ( about 5 mins max) up to Higashi Otani Mausoleum. Aside from the religious buildings and the architecture there are lots of very high end shops along here that are delicious to browse. I took 242 photos on the day we did this trip so here are juts a few highlights from this area to wet your appetite. As you can see we had about a half hour snow flurry.I imagine the area is even better when the cherry blossoms are out.