Saturday, January 28, 2012

Nishiki-Market (Kyoto)

Nishiki-Ichiba(Nishiki-Market) is the most famous marketplace in Kyoto,
located on a road one block north and parallel to Shijou-Street and west of Teramachi Street.
There are always so many people,including tourists here.

Here you'll find many kinds of pickles,Japanese sweets,fresh seafood,fresh vegetables,etc...
This marketplace is worth visiting.
So many people here...
This shop sells Japanese traditional bean snack.
These are lovely sweets...
These are soft Japanese sweets,called"Nama-gashi".
She is grinding Japanese pepper in front of her shop.
She is giving a demonstration now.
And please try these Kyoto pickled vegetables!
Kyoto pickled vegetables have an excellent reputation in Japan.
They're so good!
"Kyoto-Vegetables" are local harvest.
They are very popular among many people in Japan.
I found a nice restaurant, named "Mochitsuki-ya".
Please look at these dishes.
These are very look like real dishes,but they're not.
They're imitations!
In Japan,imitation dishes are often displayed in front of the shop,
They're like "menu". We can easily understand what kind of dishes we can eat in this restaurant.
This is appetizing...

These are yummy...
These are toasted rice cake,
covered with sweetend yellow soy bean flour,dried laver,
adzuki beans,and soybean paste.
Please try them.

To be continued....


  1. walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

    Regards, (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

  2. @Mr Lonely,
    Thank you,Mr Lonely.
    Your blog is really nice.
    You too,have a cozy day!

    Best wishes

  3. I will go there, it was already on my list. My thought remained at the last photo, Kumiko:) I like sweets.

  4. @Traveling Hawk,
    I'm happy to hear that,Traveling Hawk.
    This is very interesting marketplace.(Continued in the next post,I'll upload today)

    Yes,these toasted rice cakes are hot from the oven,
    they're really good!
    You can eat them at "Mochitsuki-ya" restaurant in this marketplace.
    (Please visit this site...
    And please see "SHOP DIRECTRY". The number of this shop is 99.)

    And the map is in this site,too. Please check the map.
    It takes about 200~300 yen from Kyoto station.
    Public transport is convenient here.

  5. Kumiko,
    I'm hungry now after lookin at all of your wonderful food/sweets photos! I'm headed to the kitchen to get
    something to eat now. Thanks for sharing! Hope you are staying warm!

  6. @Freida,
    Thank you,Freida!
    I'm really happy if you enjoy these foods.

    Yes,this marketplace is called "Kyoto's kitchen",
    always crowded with people.

    Most of the shops are long-established store,and sell local healthy products.

    They always make my mouth water=D