If you find yourself in Kyoto and are a lover of food, a visit to Nishiki Market is in order.
More than one hundred shops and restaurants selling everything food-related - edibles and non-edibles - like fresh seafood, pickled vegetables, freshly roasted chestnuts, sushi magnets, macaron charms, knives, unagi, slippers… You name it, they've got it.
It is a great place to sample local delicacies and buy gifts to bring home.
Baby octopus, anyone?
Nishiki Market 錦市場 - one block north and parallel to Shijo-dori, and west of Teramachi-dori.