The Kyoto Central Market and Covered Market Street (#4 on the map) can be a little hard to find.  Please check this link for walking directions: https://goo.gl/maps/aDU7tSXif9v


Other Recommendations around Kyoto: 

(more coming soon!)

 

RAMEN

 Shinasoba Shiro at Inoichi Ramen

Shinasoba Shiro at Inoichi Ramen

Inoichi

Location: Near the intersection of Shijo st. and Teramachi st. 

Hours: 11:30-2:30 lunchtime, 5:00-11:00 p.m. dinnertime, closed every Monday

Average Price: 1,000 JPY

Wait Time: About 30 min. to 1 hour

Style of Ramen: Their soup stock is made without animal fat, using vegetable oil and chashuu pork so the broth is light and clear.  Ramen usually comes with egg, pickled bamboo, chashuu pork, and nori.  You can order extra toppings. The chashuu has especially good texture and flavor.  

Recommended Order:  Shinasoba Shiro (order the double size!)

 
 Gyokai Shoyu Tsukemen at Tsurukame Rokkaku Ramen

Gyokai Shoyu Tsukemen at Tsurukame Rokkaku Ramen

Tsurukame Rokkaku

Location: Near Sanjo st., west of Kawaramachi st. (Rokkaku branch location).  The original shop is near the intersection of Shijo st. and Teramachi st. 

Hours: 11:30-10:00, open everyday

Average Price: 800 JPY to 1,000 JPY

Wait Time: About 30 min. at the longest

Style of Ramen: The ramen is "tsukemen" style, this means dipping ramen noodles into thick soup.  Ramen usually comes with pickled bamboo, sprouts, and seaweed.  The soup is made using pork.  The best thing is that the noodles have yuzu citrus in them, so you can taste the citrus flavor.  If the soup gets cold, just ask the staff and they will warm it up for you!  

Recommended Order: Gyokai Shoyu Tsukemen (fish flavored soy sauce dipping noodles)

 
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Fukakusa Seimenjo

Location: Near Fushimi Inari, about 15 minutes walk south from the shrine

Hours: 11:30-2:30 lunch, 6:00-9:00 dinner, closed every Sunday and the 3rd Monday each month.

Average Price: 800 JPY to 1,000 JPY

Wait Time: Around 30 minutes

Style of Ramen: Unique because there is a thin layer of foam on top of the soup.  In Japanese, it's called "awakei ramen."  It makes the texture really light and the soup itself is heavy.  The soup stock is a mixture of chicken and fish.  Ramen usually comes with egg, sprouts, thinly sliced leeks, and chashuu (lean cuts, not too fatty).  

Recommended Order: Osakana Tori Paitan Ramen.


SOUVENIRS

 

 

 

Name: Karan Koron Kyoto

Location: Kyoto Station, Hachijoguchi side and Shijo Street / Kawaramachi Street 

Price Range: wide range

Details: Many kinds of things: socks, hair accessories, snacks, fans and other traditional goods.  Their sign is so cute!  The items are all traditional with a modern twist but useful for everyday life.  

Recommended item: Split-toed socks (like Japanese tabi socks).