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Nishiki Market

Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 45 shopping in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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Stockholm, Sweden
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66 reviews 66 reviews
51 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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54 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 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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Singapore
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A stunningly clean market selling an array of Japanese delights. It is fun to wander and check out cool food and funky items.

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MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The tour I wagon did not include the Nishiki Market, which was a huge mistake!! I went there on my own and was totally delighted to see the beauty of the market, the artistic arrangements of foods, the specialized merchants. Don't miss the knife shop, starts with an A, something like Aritgusu, where they monogram knees you buy with your... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We had a wonderful time with my teenager son. Most part is to dare to eat food unknown to us. My son chicken out to try green tea ice cream only. I tried a octopus and perilla tempura. We would love to explore more but our Imperial Palace tour cut short of our time in the market. Fun fun fun... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Nothing much here for tourist to buy, other than the street food. Do try the cheap but absolutely one of the best takoyaki here along the street, it’s located somewhere in the middle and you will know when you arrived when you see the long queue. Other than that, this is one of the few shopping arcades available in Kyoto.

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Miri, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

You should plan your trip here with space in your belly and luggage. Food generally is great. Fresh oysters at the start of the market, the tofu doughnuts and soft serve ice cream, fresh mochi (fantastically soft but unfortunately doesn't keep for more than 3 days). The other interesting things to try include the octopus with quail eggs and squids... More

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