we had some tasty udon right before we visited the kiyomizu-dera temple – the temple was heavily crowded (on a thursday), which was a bit of a disappointment, but it was a great view of the city. i know people love kyoto for the temples and shrines but my favorite part was nishiki market! lots and lots of food, more so groceries than a street food type of market. some of the vendors let you sample their food which was a nice little perk to help us decide if we wanted to buy!
PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG