My first impression of Kyoto is even better than Tokyo: the old town is almost like a village, with beautiful old wooden houses and temples and great tiny local restaurants.
I stayed at a simple, very conveniently located Airbnb apartment. Walking distance from public transport and the famous Gion old part of town.
I got interviewed for a Japanese TV program while I bought my favorite red-bean-paste-filled-pastry-shaped-like-a-fish. Strolled around, saw some real Geisha, had lunch in a tiny local place and a home-cooked dinner in a family restaurant. Life’s good in Kyoto!