Kiyomizu-dera is the closest “big” temple to the guesthouse I’m staying at. It’s one of the very well known attractions in Kyoto. I went there on my second day here and another time with a couple of friends from the guesthouse a few days later. It’s surrounded by a huge touristic/shopping area. You can also find a lot of girls dressed up in a Kimono to take pictures there. The main temple is currently undergoing renovations and has been for the last couple of years. They built a big wooden structure around the temple that doesn’t totally destroy the aesthetic of the temple area.
Here are some pictures.