Nishiki food market and shopping street

by Tomoko

Let's walk along Nishiki and Teramachi street Nishiki food market

Nishiki street was called "The kitchen of Kyoto"  Walking along the street, cheerful voices can be heard from each shop

You will find intereting food in the shops. When you enter from the west entrance.

First you will see the pickle shop and Oisters You can buy the rice cracker with various flavors at the entrance. Soon you will find millstone grinding tea leaves into maccha powder in front of the shop which sells Jelly-like sweets courted with maccha powder. called Warabi mochi. Of couser you will see many fish shops and 100 yen shop as well as chop stick shops  You can get a little bites there if you like. such as fresh sashimi, Japanese omulet, roaste chesynuts, takoyaki, and soymilk doughnuts and soft icecream. My recommendation is a little salty cracker whth soy beans or greenpiece or black beans.

mmmm~ yummy!   Nishiki food market and shopping street

Nishiki food market and shopping street Nishiki food market and shopping street Nishiki food market and shopping street

 At the end of the street. you will see the Torii gate sticking into the wall of the next building.

Actually there was a gate first and then the building was built. So the edge of the torii gate comes out of the wall inside.

Nishiki food market and shopping street

Let's go on walking along Teramachi street

There are many souvenir shops. Why don't you drop in at one of them?

Nishiki food market and shopping street These are the paper tops

Then you will find the tiny temple with a bell

Yata dera temple. 

The main enshrined statue is Jizo bosatsu. which is one of Bosatsu, which save the people in any realm in Buddhism.

But the people believe that it save children. The bell here is said Okuri bell, which is believed that the bell is rung for the dead family to go back to Heaven after the stay at home during the special bon holidays in Japan.

( Of course there is another bell for welcoming back to this world )

Nishiki food market and shopping street Nishiki food market and shopping street

Please keep going, then you will come to the very traditional old tea shop, Ippodo.

Here, you will take a rest to have Japanese tea. The staff here explains to us how to serve a good tea. Depending the kind of tea, the way varies.

Nishiki food market and shopping street Nishiki food market and shopping street

The last place is the old town house which used to be a sake brewery.

Nishiki food market and shopping street Nishiki food market and shopping street Nishiki food market and shopping street

The very last part of the tour, please enjoy tasting three kinds of sake!!!

It is fun!

Nishiki walking tour ---https://triplelights.com/japan/tour/kyoto-walkingalong-nishiki-food-streetteramachi-shopping-street-64


30 Jan 2016


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I am a government licensed guide and have been working as a professional guide for over 90 groups after obtaining a license. in addition, I have 4 years of experience as a volunteer guide before obtaining a professional license, and guided over 100 groups. I am good at making tour plans based on your interests because I know my city ( I was born and brought up in Kyoto) in detail. If you are interested in historic places, I will offer a tour for historic places, If it's cultural experiences, then a tour with cultural classes such as a tea ceremony, wagashi ( Japanese confectionery) making, and so on. Why don't you ask me? I will make your time in Kyoto more enjoyable. Kyoto has a lot of sites to offer you and it is difficult for you to decide which to choose among them. I think I will be of great help.

Here are the reviews from the tours I worked as a guide on another occasion.

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Tomoko was very thorough in her preparation for our tour, adapting to our programme needs, and extremely knowledgeable of Kyoto, its transport system ensuring speedy transfers between venues and the history and detail of each activity we undertook, which included Zen gardens, temples, tea ceremony, good lunch venue, advice on other sight seeing venues and the Geisha and Gion area. Would strongly recommend her to anyone wanting a quality guided tour in Kyoto.

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We had a lovely tour today with Tomoko! She's really experienced and knows Kyoto as good as her palm! She explained us everything that we needed to know additionally for the next days and took us to the desired restaurant .. Really helpful and high level of knowledge.

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Your knowledge of all the places you took us to was unbelievable and your English was outstanding particularly your translation of the Monk's address at the Temple of the Ringing Crickets, without you we would have missed out on his enlightening message.You really took the time to consider the things that were of interest to us and provided a fantastic itinerary that left nothing out. Both of us felt at great ease in your company and we will remember our day at for many years as the highlight of our trip to Japan. Lunch was a great treat and the Bike tour enabled us to see so much of the area especially the great variety of amazing temples.

Tomoko, once again thank you so much for giving up your time to look after us for the day.

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Tomoko was very accommodating of our tour group which had a wheelchair-bound elderly. She was able to explain the history and significance of the temples we visited in good English. She also made it a point to ensure that our top interests were fulfilled during our tour with her, which was great! Last but not least, she was extremely helpful in helping one of our members retrieve a lost phone during the trip.

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I needed to organize a 4-hour tour in Kyoto within 2 days - and Tomoko Yamasho responded immediately, gave helpful tips over the internet and put together a tour tailored to my interests. When we met, she turned out to be a very knowledgeable guide, flexible to my new ideas (I had gotten some more advice from friends in the meantime) with excellent English and with a good sense of humour. Thank you, Tomoko Yoshihara.
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