Eating and Gawking Through Kyoto’s Nishiki Market

Easy to miss if you’re not looking closely, Kyoto’s Nishiki Market is a branch of the massive Teramachi shopping arcade. We stopped by the bustling market late one morning and filled up on fried foods for much-needed temple traversing energy. Like so many places visited on this trip, I wish we’d had time to slow down and really take it all in (also to digest my food and procure more). I did, however, manage to get some snaps of the abundance of ingredients and prepared foods available at the market. Just don’t ask me to explain to you what all these lovely things are:
Nishiki Market in Kyoto
Nishiki Market in Kyoto
Nishiki Market in Kyoto
Nishiki Market in Kyoto
This booth had a sign prohibiting photographs, which the boyfriend had to point out to me as I was obliviously snapping photos while he procured our sweet-potato-something-or-other on a stick. Whoops.
Nishiki Market in Kyoto
Nishiki Market in Kyoto
Japanese white strawberries. I believe this says 590 yen (almost 6 dollars) for one pack, not the whole box. But that’s not too crazy for Japanese fruit prices, particularly items that are considered delicacies and often gifted.
Nishiki Market in Kyoto
Nishiki Market in Kyoto
You can never have too many pickled vegetables! Or fish pieces.
Nishiki Market in Kyoto
Nishiki Market in Kyoto
Pufferfish lanterns!
Nishiki Market in Kyoto
Nishiki Market in Kyoto
And naturally, one last stop for fried food on a stick :)
Nishiki Market in Kyoto