Nishiki Market, Japan Nishiki Market is a narrow, shopping street, lined by more than one hundred shops. Various kinds of fresh and processed foods including many Kyoto specialties, such as pickles, Japanese sweets, dried food, sushi, and fresh seafood and vegetables are sold. Known as "Kyoto's Kitchen", Nishiki Market has a history of several centuries, and many stores have been operated by the same families for generations.
From June to September, Kibune's restaurants build covered platforms out over the river where visitors can enjoy a meal as the water flows beneath them. Known as kawadoko, dining on the platforms is a relaxing experience and an excellent way to escape the summer heat. Photograph by Michelle Wiese
Check out this “cheat sheet” for determining where to go for a day trip from Tokyo! Click to enlarge the image. Photo credits: Kawagoe: http://www.goldenjipangu.com/ Nikko: http://www.samuraitour.com.vn/ Izu Peninsula: http://okidokyo.com/ Kawaguchi-ko: Auttapon Nunti (500px) Kamakura: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ Hakone: blubugs (trip advisor user)