Nishiki Market Street
Known as “Kyoto's Kitchen,” located on Nishiki Street, between Teramachi and Takakura Streets, is a market specializing in fresh and processed foods. In this long, narrow marketplace you can find many Kyoto specialties, including tsukemono pickles and grilled and dried fish.
This picture was taken on New Year’s Eve, the busiest day of the year for the market. You can see the street is jammed with shoppers who have come to purchase ingredients for making the traditional foods served on New Years Day.