After Arashiyama, my friend and I met up with others to visit Kiyomizu-dera, one of the biggest and most visited temple complexes of Kyoto. It is set on a hill in the eastern outskirts of Kyoto. Its main temple is part of the UNESCO World Heritage and is always worth a visit. At the foot of the temple complex lies a traditional quarter with street after street filled with small shops, restaurants, and just plainly gorgeous townhouses.
The main temple of Kiyomizu is built on top of a grandiose wooden stage from which one has a fabulous view over Kyoto.