Shijo Street from Yasaka Shrine
Here's the view that might await you if you walk from Kiyomizu-dera (Kiyomizu Temple) to Yasaka-jinja (Yasaka Shrine), as I've done a number of times alone or with visitors. After checking out the Shrine and leaving from the west gate you hit Shijo Dori (Shijo Street), the main street of Kyoto's entertainment district Gion. The night is young and in Gion you'll find all kinds of all kinds of entertainment to suit all tastes and budgets. From street side eateries to high-end traditional restaurants. Cafes, Bars, Night clubs, a Kabuki Theatre, Pachinko (a kind of vertical pinball in which you can win more balls that can be exchanged for prizes) parlors and "Ochaya" (traditional teahouses where Geisha entertain), it's all in Gion.
The Gion district of Kyoto is centred by Shijo Dori which runs east west. The western End of Gion is the Kamo River. Gion extends beyond the eastern end of Shijo Dori and Yasaka-jinja. Probably the best place in Gion to check out in the early evening is Hanamikoji Dori (Hanamikoji Street) which is two blocks west of Yasaka-jinja. The southern side (across Shijo Dori) of Hanamikoji Dori is full of traditional buildings. The nearest train stations are Gion-Shijo on the Keihan Railway's Main Line and Kawaramachi on the Hankyu Railway's Kyoto Line.
I took this photo over 4 years ago now, but I had overlooked it. Recently I purchased DxO Optics Pro and I was looking though some older photos and when I saw this one and decided to see what I could do with it in DxO Optics Pro.
This photo was captured with a Nikon D700 camera and an AF Nikkor 85f/1.8D lens. I made the following edits in DxO Optics Pro: default camera/lens corrections applied; DxO Smart Lighting applied; Shadows regions brightened slightly; DxO ClearView applied; Microconstrast increased; Vibrancy increased.