Nishiki Market, Kyoto, Japan

On a rainy afternoon we decided to take a quick spin through the covered food market before lounging in our ryokan (Japanese style hotel) for the rest of the day. Seems like everyone else had the same idea, at least about the market. Packed from end to end this was the place to be.

The guide books aren’t overhyping when the they go on about the variety of interesting food items – fish, meats, vegetables, octopus and shrimp skewers, all kinds of pickles, sticky rice on sticks, various dumplings and fried croquettes. You could definitely make a meal of it and many do. The market does seem to cater to tourists more than someone shopping to cook dinner at home. Light and vibrant, it’s worth the spin even with the crowds.

October 2, 2017

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