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Nishiki Market

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Address: Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Many street food to try! You can buy and stand in front of the shop and eat. Most of them are take-away and ready-to-eat food. You should try the octopus in a skewer, a big... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Many street food to try! You can buy and stand in front of the shop and eat. Most of them are take-away and ready-to-eat food. You should try the octopus in a skewer, a big purple octopus with a quail egg inside its head, very yummy! Also, ypu should try the deep-fried fish paste. It's like a fish ball but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It's a great market with beautiful displays. Walking and seeing the stuff they sell is quite entertaining. Produces sold here are not necessarily cheap. We bought 4 peaches for $5 and 3 of them were bruised and inedible. Guess it was just bad luck.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Excellent food market that sells a variety of different Japanese foods. It's undercover so offers protection from the heat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Nishiki market is part of a complex of covered markets with hundreds of shops and restaurants selling almost everything. Nishiki market is parallel to the main shopping street, Shijo, so to enter it directly you have find the right side street off Shijo. It is easier to enter Teramachi market off Shijo and it will eventually intersect with Nishiki. Nishiki... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Interesting markets with lots of stalls selling traditional food to fresh oysters and souvenirs. Bring cash. I found in Japan you can only change money in certain places, not all banks do currency exchange. There is one across Daimaru or at the Daimaru itself (7th fl). this market is very close to Daimaru Dept Store.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Nishiki Market is awesome!! Shops/stalls include: Artsugu (for Japanese knifes...be warned, it's always packed and they only take cash), loads of places selling pretty Japanese things, more seafood than you can shake a stick at and my personal favourite, a shop that sells a wide choice of booze (I've got a thing for sparkling Sake)...it's one of the few places... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

The guide book said "great for a rainy day"...Great for any day. Massive market with wide varieties of fish and food to go. Matcha ice cream, soy donuts, oysters...Just skip breakfast and come straight here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

While many consider Nishiki Street a tourist attraction, it is a part of life for many who live in Kyoto. It is where most essentials for daily meals can be found. To me, it's not just about the food it's about the interactions with the shop owners and others. It's the total experience. When I lived in Kyoto, I often... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Excellent food market which goes on and on...patronised by more locals than tourists and a great spot for fresh yakitori, grilled baby octopus, green tea ice cream (to name a few) and some lovely independent souvenir shops. We visited daily and saw something different every time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Every time we visit it's a new and unique adventure. We are foodies and get such a buzz out of meeting new ingredients and concepts. The shopping in nearby arcades is terrific too!

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Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Those who delight in shopping and cuisine will find themselves at home in Shinkyogoku. Lauded and visited by locals for its Nishiki Market, where baskets of fragrant spices, dried fish, and just-fried foods are piled high along the snaking streets of its enclosed outdoor shopping spaces, Shinkyogoku is not only a hub for fresh fare, but also for fast fashion fixes. Trends-in-the-making can be spotted in the tall windows of several one-of-a-kind stores featuring local labels and modish boutiques. Arcades, outdoor concert spaces, mega department stores, and small, enchanting cafes have sprung up to accommodate the increasing traffic. Whether looking for souvenirs and kitsch on Shinkyogoku Street, or scoping out the massive food court and restaurant floor at Takashimaya Department store, there's something for every wallet or purse, and a buyer for every item.