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Nishiki Market

Address: Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #27 of 511 things to do in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea & street markets, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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Type: Flea & street markets, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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Tokyo, Japan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I've been to Nishiki Ichiba countless time. I would say, it has changed a lot, much more touristy. Now only foreigners visit this place. Locals don't come shopping here anymore. Having said that, it's still fun every time to walk around in the market. My recommend is the Dashimaki. You can buy a small portion for 100¥. Pretty much enough... More 

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Shanghai, China
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A clean and vibrant series of small market stalls and shops which a great insight into Japanese food culture, which is amazingly interesting.

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Edmonton, Canada
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275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have 5 days so dedicated an evening here but had I only 2-3 days I would skip the night market. There are simply too many other sights and sounds to see in Kyoto and this market is rather sub-par to markets in Tokyo or most large Asian cities. There are no deals or bargain prices but there is shopping... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

If you are a bargain hunter or simply just want to see some real market, this is the place. There are a myriad of items to buy from the most varied selection of Japanese food, souvenirs and even eating places within the center of the market with some coffee shops or delicious veggie delights. Some shops even have samples to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

In the bustling city of Kyoto, there is a market, yes it has its touristy souvenir shops but some traditional good quality shops selling very good quality goods, we go there mainly to buy hand made kitchen knives, and very good knives they are. the other half of this huge market is FOOD. Traditional Japanese goods with free samples, the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Very nice place for foodies. You can find a lot of unique food here. You could have a meal or just a snack here

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Tamworth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

A feast of sights, sounds, smells and tastes! Enjoy a wonderful selection of typical Japanese foods, many offered as free tastings from the diverse range of stalls. Stallholders are very generous in offering tastings - I would have liked to be able to buy more ingredients to try out but we didn't have the option to cook our own meals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

It was great to walk down this alley/street and see all the wares and foods the different shops were serving. Lots of delicious food vendors for street food classics, and also a good place to shop for souvenir or Japanese treats to the back home. Highly recommended when in Kyoto!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This market is five blocks long and has an array of delicious food you can eat then or take home. Everything from fresh sashimi, baby octopus on a stick, dried fish, cucumbers pickled in sake, matcha, mochi, red bean fish waffles, ice cream and everything in between! Best stall for me was the takoyaki store- made very quickly, very delicious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

As you enter Nishiki market you'll be overwhelmed with pickles, fresh foods and nibbles. There are a few finger food stalls. After the markets there are heaps of small store almost every direction you walk in, including clothes and pretty much anything you can think of. Pretty cool to check out and take a stroll around. It's a short walk... More 

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