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Nishiki Market

Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 33 shopping in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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Quezon City, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

can get crowded late in the day but it's the best place to sample Kyoto's tastiest dishes/treats. this is also the best place to photograph Kyoto's exotic seafood (to foreigners, at least) – some vendors prohibit taking photos though

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Great experient. A must go in Kyoto. This market is very long, selling fresh seafood, and you can have them inside their store. Walk end of this market is a temple. Path on your left 7& right is fashion street.

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Hong Kong
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Nishiki is a great place to visit, just to get an experience. However, my suggestion is to be careful of some of the shop owners. Most are good especially those owned and run by the older generation. Did not have a good experience at a seafood shop which sold BBQ Eel and fish. The shop was run by a few... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

when you heard of market you will clearly imagine the wet, dirty place. But not for nishiki market. the place is well maintained and sell a lot variety of food and snack. Recommend to fill in your stomach at this market before proceed on.

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Thailand
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

It was a rainy day in Kyoto, however the Nishiki Markets did not disappoint. A covered area means you can travel by foot through this area to see all sorts of items from food to apparel to souvenirs. The food on offer a highlight for our family, and nice to see so many locals doing their shopping to. It can... More

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Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Our five point review: 1. While there were some food stalls available, we had expected a little more. Most of the food is very beautiful and unique however much of it looked like it required a kitchen to prepare! And if you are a traveler, that is one luxury many do not have! 2. Definitely check out the Aritsugu shop... More

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

a fun fun street to walk through. lots of little shops selling food from pickles to seafood and sweets and vegetables. lots of things to snack on as well.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had a rainy day during our visit to Kyoto and Nishiki Market was perfect - not that it would not have been great if it was a nice day either. This is a popular tourist spot and it can get crowded and hard to walk through but thoroughly enjoyable. If you like to sample food while walking through a... More

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

A great place to stroll and look at the food, fish and other wares for sale. People in no hurry and willing to help and talk about their products. A great little market just off the Shin Kyosu Ku market. Few shops selling artisan products only found in Kyoto if you are looking for something different to buy.

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Hong Kong, China
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

There's a lot of variety in this market and I would definitely recommend you take a trip here. I would make this a lunchtime stop. You can either fill up on all the treats and snacks you can buy here or find a restaurant at the end of the market in the Teramachi shopping area. There's a great tonkatsu place... More

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