The NY Times "Frugal Traveler" shows how to find tranquility in Kyoto on less than $200 a day.
The article also features a really cool slideshow of sights to see in Kyoto.
A koi pond at Kyoto's Nanzen-ji temple.
From the "Frugal Traveler" slideshow: the Sanmon ("Mountain Gate") at Nanzen-ji temple. (Click on the image above to open the slideshow.)