Kitchen of Kyoto
1. Located in a section of Nishiki Koji Dori street, Nishiki Market has been known as the Kitchen of Kyoto from olden times. In recent years, it has become a popular tourist attraction.
2. You can find a variety of foods such as Kyoto vegetables, tsukudani (traditional preserves), Kyoto pickles, obanzai (prepared foods), green tea, yuba (bean curd skin), and eels. Almost all ingredients for Kyoto cuisine can be obtained here.
3. Everything you find here is fresh, seasonal food of the highest quality. Therefore, prices tend to be higher than that of supermarkets. But this is accepted as a proof of honmamon (genuine ingredients).
4. There are shops that offer free food samples and shops with a dine-in space. So you can enjoy the spot for stroll-and-eat purposes, too.
5. Please note that most of the shops close around 5 p.m., and Wednesdays and Sundays are holidays for many establishments.