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Address: Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Activities: Shopping, Dining
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Must visit this "Kitchen of Kyoto" !

This market is located near the hostel I stayed in, Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse. Nishiki market is connected with two other more modern shop area: Teramachi and Shinkyogoku. I must... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This market is located near the hostel I stayed in, Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse. Nishiki market is connected with two other more modern shop area: Teramachi and Shinkyogoku. I must say that I really love walking around this market seeing local people trading foods, meat, vegetables, etc. I found a very cheap Takoyaki here, quite delicious, for only 190 yen. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is almost a must-see unless you have absolutely no intetest in Japanese food and its ingredients. Snacks are available everywhere and most of the pickle-shops have free tasting (those Japanese love their pickles!) But for me the highlight of the market was the famous knife shop Aritsugu. I was so tempted to buy one of those knives - they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I love markets so I'll always look for an excuse to wander through. I didn't find anything special about Nishiki having been to the Tokyo and Kanazawa markets but its location makes it an easy and enjoyable detour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Spent a couple of hours here enjoying the variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Freshly ground green tea, fugu, live wasabi, takoyaki, pickled veggies, dried shrimp and tiny fish, all kinds of wonderful! I left with some fresh yuzu, some yuzu juice, green tea, and other snacks. We ate at a place that served Vietnamese food and also another that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We spent a few hours at the market on a rainy day and had a great time! So many neat stalls with interesting food and wares. We got some great souvenirs and some really tasty snacks. Fun break from all the shrines/temples.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Went to the market 4 out of the 5 days we stayed in Kyoto, because the ryokan and hotel we stayed are close to the market. There were lots to see, to taste and to buy. The market is an covered street arcade of about three city blocks, and there are some small stores on the side streets too. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Our first time visiting the market we came hungry planning to eat our way through it. We had heard about it from an episode of Mind of a Chef where David Chang mentioned a store that sells pickled everything. We had everything from takoyaki, baby octopus stuffed with quail egg, omelette, soy doughnuts, fresh onigiri, baumkuchen, and of course dozens... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Ventured out very early and many of the stalls were just opening. Since it was the national holiday I think going early was a very good idea. I got to saunter along and enjoy without the mobs. Found them later everywhere I went!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We decided to visit the Nishiki Market because we realised it was on the way to the Gion district, where we were headed. We got off at Shijio Station where it was a 3-5 mins walk to the market (turn by Daimaru), and the market went on for about 4 or 5 blocks down. There were many stalls selling fresh... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The Nishiki Market is really only a single street but it extends for several blocks. There were literally hundreds of shops selling everything from raw meat to Japanese foods to souvenirs. Having lived in Korea for several years, we were very impressed by the cleanliness and the upkeep of the Nishiki Market in comparison to similar markets in Korea. It... More 

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