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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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Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
108 helpful votes 108 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
77 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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
145 helpful votes 145 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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Oakland, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I loved strolling through the market after a few intense days of trekking around Kyoto to visit shrines and temples. The sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the vendors were overwhelming and wonderful. Many places offered samples. There were also some nice souvenir shops sprinkled in between the food stalls. I was really excited about a place that advertised tofu... More

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