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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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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW 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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20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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168 reviews 168 reviews
84 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
25 helpful votes 25 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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Honolulu
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

First off, the market is covered - a plus but it is very crowded with some people just looking and some buying. Be prepared to walk one way single file at times. I loved looking and there were a few shops that I stopped in to buy. There is a market in Busan that I have to compare this to... More

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china
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Nishiki Market is worth a visit...if you like food markets or farmers' markets. It is divided into two parts, the N-S aspect is for food items and the E-W aspect is for not-so-cheap clothes and other non-essential tourist items. Caveat: the N-S and E-W may be incorrect in true geographic terms; they might be the other way around, i.e., S-N... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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101 reviews 101 reviews
54 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Visiting markets is a must for me when I travel, as such; I have been to Tokyo’s Tsujiki Fish Market as well as Osaka’s Kuromon Ichiba in Japan. Naturally, I would have a higher expectation of this market, since it was so well-rated here in Tripadvisor. Overall, it is not bad, a rather touristy market with covered walkway. As with... More

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