After a few small hiccups from Komaki (note to self: when purchasing reserved shinkansen tickets, MAKE SURE to actually GET the second ticket before boarding (!), I arrived in Kyoto around 1:30. By the time I checked into my hotel and unpacked, it was closer to 2:30, and after lunch, more like 3:30. I stopped by the tourist information center and purchased a bus pass, figuring that I'd ride the bus around to get the lay of the land.
Good plan. Found the right bus, only it was headed in the wrong direction (every single local stop from Kyoto Station to Kitaoji). Gave up and caught the subway back home.