As an old Asian city, considering building an city based on the old city without ruining anything from before, Kyoto did it super good. Even walk on Kyoto street nowadays, we could still see the inception of the past, the power of the past, and the religion of the past.
Compared to modern Tokyo, Kyoto has the style lasts forever in history and without laughing loud or crying loud. Just be there, waiting for all the new persons to come, to see, to hear.
Kyoto has the most professional tourism guide and systems for visitors abroad. They provide the city map with places as well as they provide daily transportation ticket to enjoy all the scenes of the city. And Kyoto city tour is also a temples tour, a natural tour. Generally you can just follow the city map recommendations and covers the scenes you prefer.
Kiyomizu-dera is the officially best high place to see the whole city view of Kyoto.
Young girls will dress up with Japanese yukata, and go out to the temples to pray. Summer is the best time for fireworks and beautiful yukata girls. Ah, boys also….
Come to Kyoto in summer is certainly the best season, you can check the city, see the fireworks. The best fireworks I have seen is in Japan, they spend a lot of money on that every summer in every city. We call it fireworks season, people go out at night, walk towards the fireworks place and have a picnic or snack tour after that, and with their yukata.