Kyoto has a wonderful food market, located north of Shijo-dori off the Tera-machi-dori covered arcade in central Kyoto. Look for delicious grilled fish dipped in soy sauce for a tasty snack, or indulge in freshly made sweets. Avoid the market in late afternoon, when housewives come to do their daily shopping. The market is long and narrow; in a sizable crowd there's always the possibility of being pushed into the display of fresh fish.
Nishiki-koji-dori, Kyōto, 600-8493, Japan