Japan - Kyoto : Nishiki market + Pontocho area

Japan : Kyoto - May 2015





Second part of day 2, we took JR train to Shijo station to cover 2 places: Nishiki Market and Pontocho.

Sources: Japan guide

Nishiki Market 錦市場




Nishiki market is a five block long narrow shopping street lined by more than one hundred shops and restaurants.This is definitely a place where you can stuff yourself with fresh cheap food.








omg~ look at these prices!


lol fresh from fruits itself

Then we saw this warabi mochi which we have been searching since we first tried at Isetan Japanese food fare years ago! 


We went back to buy a few packets thinking to bring back to Singapore. We finished it within two days. =x



look at the gigantic omurice lol




super cute donuts from Floresta


After dinner, we strolled to Pontocho area which was just a few streets away.

Pontocho area 先斗町






In front of us was a long stretch of small restaurants offering a wide range of dining options from inexpensive yakitori to expensive traditional and modern Kyoto cuisine. We did not have a chance to try one of the restaurants because they all looked very expensive.


So we took a stroll to experience the atmosphere. *cheapskate*



Pretty view at dusk when the lighting was on. 






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