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Nishiki Market

Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #2 of 48 Shopping in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Eat lunch here, and don't eat it all in one place! Delicious and funky little bites of different things, mostly fish and tempura on a stick. Had this fresh tuna covered in sesame seeds on a stick, was probably the most delicious single thing I ate in Kyoto. A fun market to visit and eat at while you browse the... More

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The market is a great place to wander up and down the long streets and see what all the various shop keepers are selling. Almost all the signage is in Japanese so prepare for a little culinary adventure if you decide to eat some of the delicious Japanese food. My wife and I came here to find a Japanese cooking... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We liked the cleanliness of the market, lots of quality shopping, places to eat, and it was covered, so a pleasant day spent just walking around.

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Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The Nishiki Market is a short walk from the Karasuma subway station, past Daimaru Department Store. Simply ask any local while walking and they'll be happy to point you in the right direction. The market is covered with its distinctly bright colored glass roof, perfect for hot or rainy days. And since the Japanese are sticklers for freshness, we bravely... More

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Manila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

food haven far end has sophisticated mall not smelly yet a bit pricey for sashimi and other raw food lots of delicacies sold

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a magnificent covered food market in which you can get practically anything that is edible. The shops are very well presented, and foods particularly fresh. The market extends for several blocks and will have any food lover drooling over the quality and variety of available produce

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We went at Nishiki Market in a rainy and windy day (there was typhoon called Halong). This was a great idea, because the market is totally covered. It's very funny go round and see the strange things for sale: coloured vegetables, large cucumber, fried potatoes. But you can buy fantastic local products, like green tea, beans' biscuits, chopsticks etc. Very... More

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Newcastle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Large market with reasonably priced shops and restaurants. We ate in or around the market a lot when staying in Tokyo as other restaurant areas were much more pricey (presumably "tourist rates") where this seemed to cater more for local pockets and tastes. The Kirin steak restaurant was good.

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Guimaraes, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you like markets and fresh food, quality and a flawless presentation, you must visit the Nishiki Market in Kyoto. Several small shops with various kinds of traditional foods are there. This market is in one of the streets of a much larger market that seems to occupy the entire block, with shops and restaurants of all kinds. It located... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Smells, looks, smiles, vegetables your eyes have never seen before, just enough cramped feeling, samples - just the right way to kick-start Your Kyoto visit.

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