Kyoto has a lot of historic temples. But if you go there, why don’t you go to Pontocho area at night? You can see a fantastic view and find an authentic Kyoto’s cuisine.
Please check the followed google map. If you go there by train, get off at Kawaramachi station.
Here is a restaurant map. You will surely find a nice restaurant.
If you have a chance, you may be able to see Maiko.