A must-visit spot in Kyoto for food lovers is "Nishiki Ichiba(market)"(錦市場).
It's in the heart of Kyoto, between Kawaramachi and Shijo stations.
It is the 400th anniversary of the local food market in 2015!!
The original version was born in 1615 Edo Period, as a fish market.
As same with Kuromon Ichiba (黒門市場) in Osaka, some shops offer ready-to-eat snacks for take away.
One of the most popular foods among locals is "Chocolate croquette" sold at a store called "井上佃煮店"(Inoue Tsukudani-ten) in the middle of the market street.
You might wonder if the taste of chocolate croquette is good or not.
Yes, it was nice and I would like to take it again when I have a chance.
For many products, we can find Japanese letters only, but food themselves are displayed in most cases with price tags.
Grilled "hamo" local fish is the icon of summer.
Make sure to keep some extra space in your stomach before you visit Nishiki Market.
Open/Close time & day depends on each store.
Spot name: Nishiki Ichiba
Address: Nishiki Koji, Nakakyo-ku, Kyoto
Official website (Japanese only): http://www.kyoto-nishiki.or.jp