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Nishiki Market

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Address: Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Activities: Shopping, Dining
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If you like trying new things it's a great street market

If you like trying new things its a great street market. Fish, tofu donuts (actually great), tea etc… with a great knife store the Aritsugu knife shop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

If you like trying new things its a great street market. Fish, tofu donuts (actually great), tea etc… with a great knife store the Aritsugu knife shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A covered market place where Japanese delicacies are displayed side by side. There is an amazing array of goodies from pickles to sweets ,seafoods and meat and lots of other morsels. It is a must for foodies. The best thing is you can try before you buy. There is also a comprehensive knife shop which also stock kitchen tools unique... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It's a very nice place to eat different specialities in the food posts. Everything was really tasty. I suggest the juices with tapioca balls as dessert and why not, to play some arcade games as Japanese teens (and not so teens) do. Also a nice place to buy some souvenirs...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Reading that Nishiki is a must place to go when u visit Kyoto, i spend some time here. howewer for me it's just below my expectation. This is traditional market along the way of shijo station. The market is clean but the foods not really good. i recommend reader to spend their time in kyogoku. this place is just like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

an interesting market, the first place to go when we twice visited Kyoto. in chilly autumn hold in hand a paper bag of hot chestnuts. taste unknown raw seafood and eggs. buy Kyoto pickles as appetizer to rice.

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Here in Nishiki Market, you can get raw food for your cooking purpose. Pickles were the most notable items being sold. Good if you plan to prepare some Japanese meals. Less so for food hunting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Many restaurants Many places to shop There's a small shrine in it Near to subway Most of the shops open at 9am closes at 6:30pm Best time to visit lunch hour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Must visit in Kyoto! Have a walk around the markets and try as much as your belly can take! I guess if you have food allergies you might want to be accompanied by a local who can translate for you all the labels. As happens to almost everywhere in Japan, english labels and menus are very limited, but if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It's a bit smelly and a bit cramped, but it's a fun experience. Watch your personal belongings and beware of pickpockets, but have a blast walking around. There are weird foods to try, odd gifts to take home, and all sorts of fun things going on here. The East end expands into a glorified shopping mall and there are a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Recommended place to go when in Kyoto. Food options are good and got to try out - enormous roasted chestnuts - the seller was super nice and friendly! - Green tea ice cream - Tofu donuts - savory steamed fish cakes (surprisingly labeled halal) You can easily take up 1-2 hours just by walking around in this market. Fun place... More 

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Address: Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shinkyogoku Shopping District

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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.