Hyde Park is a casual park in the middle of London near Paddington Station. This makes it a perfect place to walk around and observe if you're waiting on a train or a flight out of the country. It's not really picturesque. It does however offer places to sit down and rest. There's plenty of paths and grass to walk on. Swans to feed. Flowers and gardens to look at.
This is one of my favorite temples when visiting Kyoto. Kiyomizu Temple [清水寺] is nestled in the east hills of Kyoto relatively close to Kyoto station [京都駅]. It can be one of your first stops in Kyoto after arriving either on the early morning train or if you got there in the afternoon.