Here are pics of beautiful wintertime Kyoto. It may be cumbersome but by following this adventure log and this map you can get a good idea of what my adventure was like. The pics have timestamps that correspond with the appropriate log entry for easy searching.
The most memorable places were Kyoto University, where I interviewed a prof, the pristine Ginkakuji garden, the grand Kyoto station, and the serene night scenery. Also very memorable were my aching legs that bore me over 40 km that day.
10:20 - Kyoto station. I should have taken pics of the inside; it's really grand with a view like Terminal 3 of Pearson airport. There's also a large department store there with escalators arranged so that it looks like one really long escalator (ie. not overlaid on top of each other). Quite breathtaking.
10:55 - Nishi-honganji temple.
11:55 - Kiyomizu temple.
12:10 - Maiko girls on the way to Gion.
12:20 - Gion pool.
12:20 - Wish board at Gion. There is one that says, "Please let Mr. Asakawa meet a good person."
1:50 - Kyoto University. The construction sorta ruins the pic, but oh well. This building is the easily recognized clockwork tower, and the tree in front of it is the university's crest.
3:25 - A peculiar work of art at Ginkakuji.
3:25 - A beautiful spring/stream/waterfall in the Ginkakuji garden.
3:25 - The Ginkakuji itself.
5:00 - Kyoto Imperial Palace.
Hope this was enjoyable!