Kyoto is amazing. I love it. We went there this weekend and had a fantastic time. It felt really nice to be in a hostel again as I haven`t since I went traveling around Europe in 2008. Smelt exactly the same.
On the Saturday we went round the temples - one of the many sites of Kyoto - and saw some cool deities, had a snow cone and got a peak of a Geisha. Deceivingly, the Japanese tourists can pay hundreds of pounds to get dressed up like real Geishas and hire out the thousands of pounds worth of Kimono. We saw plenty of mock Gs but only when we went for a lovely meal (post to come) down a back street by the river did we sneak a look at a real one going into a house. They really are amazing looking women but I have no idea why you would want to be a living doll.