I read in an article that this is one of the best places to take a photo of Kyoto (http://en.rocketnews24.com/2017/03/08/the-most-beautiful-photo-of-kyoto-ever-taken-internet-swoons-over-picture-of-traditional-city/).
I went there to see what all the fuss was about. It turns out that this photo was taken from a slope in one of the bustling roads to Yasaka Pagoda coming from Kiyomizu dera. Once you are about to hit a slope downwards, Yasaka Pagoda unravels in such a magnificent way. It is also hard to miss as hordes of photographers set up shop here. If you are walking by and happen to not see anyone, better snag a photie while you can.
I took one for myself during a lazy afternoon: