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Address: Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Activities: Shopping, Dining
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I have been fortunate to visit Nishiki Market several times. It is a wonderful market, filled mostly with food stalls, but also with restaurants, and small gift shops. The best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I have been fortunate to visit Nishiki Market several times. It is a wonderful market, filled mostly with food stalls, but also with restaurants, and small gift shops. The best reason to visit is Aritsugu, a knife company that has been operating for over 300 years. These are expensive, but worth every penny. Don't leave Kyoto without one of these... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We got there really early hence it was a neighborhood of the hotel. It is a shock for a European eyes. Things you never seen before, food you never tasted before, smells you never felt before. I like the fact that they are tourist friendly and samples small bits for taste. You can find everything there from food to knifes... More 

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Tromso, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Several streets covering a large area. One street with food, and others with shops of all kinds. You can spend many ours here if you want. In particular I liked a shop with top quality Japanese knives, quite expensive though.

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Kyoto for ten days in May and we visited Nishiki Market almost every day. Sampling the food was so very interesting. The free samples were great too. We particularly liked the atmosphere and the soft serve icecream in a cafe at the end of the Market was delicious. I think this is a must see/do for Kyoto.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We liked this big food market, you can spend here hours watching people at food stalls and variety of food itself. But the true reason actually we came here are oysters. Small shop offers also posibility to eat seafood at reasonable prices. Many locals are waiting for free table. Oysters are fresh and first class. For drink you can take... More 

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Lancefield, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Our third visit and we still love it. The variety, presentation and quality of the food is second to none. Interspersed with the food is a charming variety of retail outlets selling everything from souvenirs, artifacts and high quality (expensive) kitchen knives - we purchased in 2014 and again this year. We love markets, but this one is really special... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nishiki Market was our first place of interest we visited upon arrival. Although it was raining it was crowded. Interesting place with varieties of fresh fish, fruits, veg, dried n preserved veg and etc. should visit this place

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is an endless covered street of vendors and small restaurants selling every kind of Japanese food that you can imagine. This is a great lunch spot to just wander and try a lot of different small bites. Remember Japanese people frown on people walking and eating, so sit down, take your time and enjoy! The tastes are amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is definitely one of the tidiest food markets I've ever visited. The food is displayed beautifully and the variety is so different from Western markets. A must visit for anyone who loves food.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My favorite thing to do when traveling is visit markets. It's such a great insight into the food, sites, people and energy of a city. Nishiki Market was great! It has an indoor/outdoor feel that really helps on hot summer days. Also a great mix of food and souvenir shopping. It is pretty big, but after you get past the... More 

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Address: Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto

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