The Nishiki Market is Kyoto’s largest traditional market. Whatever you need for Japanese cuisine is available here – rows of Japanese pickles (tsukemono), Japanese sweets (wagashi), tofu (kyo-yasai), different types of green tea, fresh seafood and shellfish. There are little shops selling takeaways of freshly cooked seafood, yakotori and other stuff too. You cannot eat fresher cuts of sashimi anywhere else than the market! It was at least forty percent cheaper than eating out in a proper restaurant in town. Be prepared to spend a whole day in this vicinity. There are also shops selling clothings, crockery and other household products.