Higashiyama and Gion and probably the best places to visit on a weekend if you want to take photos of people and see people dressed ion traditional clothes but also modern all mingling together, walking around, shopping and taking photos.
It also means that all temples and shrines will be very busy so you can't really avoid people in your photos, if you want only photos of the temples a weekday visit is better but you'll miss out of the colourful outfits and the hustle and bustle around.
Despite me wanting to spend most time in Gion, Higashiyama was very nice and I ended up spending most of the day there.
Despite only getting to Gion after dark, it is kind of when this area becomes more interesting and people start to go out there.
Again, I realise that there is just too much to see and do in Kyoto so next time I"ll need to focus on one thing and less areas. This way I should have more time to explore the area and take photos.
Still, I have another half day in Kyoto before heading to Hiroshima tomorrow.