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Nishiki Market

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Shinkyogoku Shopping District
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Address: Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 752214003
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Massive foodie/tourist market with a lot of really cool snack options!

Massive foodie/tourist market with a lot of really cool snack options! Located smack in the middle of Downtown Kyoto it is completely covered enabling you to visit in whatever... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nishiki Market is well know as Kyoto kitchen. We tried many symbolic food in here like Japanese pickles, sushi and rice cracker. Do not miss out the baked chestnut which is especial in Kyoto. They taste buttery, rich and explode your mouth.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Massive foodie/tourist market with a lot of really cool snack options! Located smack in the middle of Downtown Kyoto it is completely covered enabling you to visit in whatever weather conditions exist. Loved the little egg filled octupuses on a stick.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

All sorts of food to eat and buy and see! The place is huge and spic and span clean. Great little shops selling trinkets and crafts are mixed in with wonderful food!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nishiki Market, also known as Kyoto's Kitchen, is a 400-year-old market that spans five blocks of over 100 shops and restaurants. It's a treasure trove of rare delicacies and unusual foods. This place is also great to visit when it is raining. Don't forget to look out for a hidden temple in the market.

Thank StephNgoi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I always visit nishiki market every time i visit kyoto. You will find many food there. Don't forget to stop at takoyaki stall and croquette resto, they are very nice. You also can purchase japanese tea here. I really enjoy the market...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You can find many snacks, fresh fishes and any other fresh and unique foods in here. Don't forget to spare more time when you get here, to find many food souvenirs because all of them were delicious and must to try, such as Seaweed crackers, Wagyu beef, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the mix of food and other things being sold. Got this honey-lemon concentrate from a store (forgot the name). It was sooo good and the sales people were so friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a nice place to see and pick of a variety of different Japanese good things and souvenirs. I recommend seeing it. Not sure if I would recommend you have to see it if you're pressed for time in Kyoto. There are many other more interesting places to see. However if you like markets and shopping it's a great spot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to try so many different foods and see them being made. This is not a night market but goes till early evening. At the end of market is a temple to experience. Also many shops on side roads

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate my way through Nishiki Market. From pink pepper latte to sake through soya donuts pickled daikon black soya bean tea peanut cookie and more. A lovely way to spend a morning in Kyoto

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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.