The best way to get to know Japanese daily life is to visit the market!
The Nishiki Market (Nishiki-Ichiba in Japanese) is in the center of Kyoto, which has more than 400 years of history. Also known as “The Kyoto Dining Room.”
Various fresh fish, seasonal vegetables and various good quality foods are sold. You can find typical Kyoto ingredients such as “Yuba” (Also known as soy skin or soy cream, it is a Japanese food made from soy), “Tsukemono” (it is a Japanese pickle).
It is the covered market, so even when it rains you can enjoy the lively atmosphere of the citizens.
The market street is very narrow and there are now more than 130 shops along this street.
Usually the shops are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. without a nap. Some stores are closed on Sunday.