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Nishiki Market

Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #2 of 47 Shopping in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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Guimaraes, Portugal
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56 attraction reviews
501 helpful votes 501 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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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Boynton Beach, Florida
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247 reviews 247 reviews
122 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Walking through this seemingly endless shopping arcade of food is exhilarating. There are so many different types of food stalls to see. Unlike other markets like this around the world, here there is no one pressuring you to buy if you so much as glance over at their display. I recommend sampling the local specialty, yakitori here at one of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

A calm, hassle-free market with so many fascinating things! More used to Eastern/African markets, so this is a stark contrast - quiet, ordered, designed and delicious - Kyoto-style. If you like experimenting - try the octopus stuffed with quails egg.

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Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This covered market was great as it got us out of the typhoon rain. We ended up going towards when they closed so a lot of shops were in the process of shutting down for the night. It was a great selection though of foods and random things. Nice spot to check out on the way to Pontocho/Teramachi and Shin... More

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Long Island NY
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170 reviews 170 reviews
86 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This covered market street makes for a good stroll even on a rainy day. There is a maze of streets with shops that branch off from Nishiki.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

While not your typical tourist attraction, I love going to markets when I visit a city as aside from fun shopping, you really get a sense of the culture and what people like to eat and buy. This market is a really nice one, with a really nice variety of foods, raw and prepared, a number of restaurants, as well... More

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Rye, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

But in a covered space with air conditioning. Nice break from temples, parks and castles. Cool and covered. Great in August!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is a huge area, selling a lot of food, snacks, souvenirs etc. Please go there around 12pm, most of the shops are open.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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127 reviews 127 reviews
85 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Lots of different choices of fresh and cooked food. A lot of the vendors offer free samples. The shopping arcade right next to it has some great second hand shops.

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