Nishiki Market, Kyoto
Also known as “Kyoto’s Kitchen,” it’s a great place to pick up ingredients for dinner or soak up the local atmosphere. There are about 130 grocery shops, including seafood shops, lined up on both sides of the narrow street. They are selling Kyoto’s specialties-vegetables, pickles, tofu, dried fish…you can experience the unique food culture of Kyoto in the market. Many shops offer samples for tasting as well.