Markets are a great place to visit, especially in far away places. In Kyoto, there is a great covered market, which is not so crowded with tourists and it allows to experience normal life in Japan and sample some of the amazing food.
It wouldn’t be Japan if you would not find perfectly fresh fish and all kind of sea creatures, but Kyoto also has some interesting sweet water fish varieties.
A speciality in Kyoto seem to be baby octopus filled with quail eggs.
It’s a very cool place, where you can spend hours and hours looking at the food and the people.