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Nishiki Market

Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 34 shopping in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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Milan, Italy
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This market is a really interesting place if you want to find experience (or just have a look at) Japanese street food. Goods are nicely displaced and is a great place in Kyoto where to spend one or two hours. Recommended.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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266 reviews 266 reviews
60 attraction reviews
341 helpful votes 341 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

First time I went to Kyoto I was rushed through by a friend who didn't like the crowds, or something like that. I vowed to go back and slowly meander through. This trip we went 3 times. Each time was a new and unique visit. Loved everyone of them. Watching a buddy scarf down a bbq squid on a stick... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

can get crowded late in the day but it's the best place to sample Kyoto's tastiest dishes/treats. this is also the best place to photograph Kyoto's exotic seafood (to foreigners, at least) – some vendors prohibit taking photos though

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Great experient. A must go in Kyoto. This market is very long, selling fresh seafood, and you can have them inside their store. Walk end of this market is a temple. Path on your left 7& right is fashion street.

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Hong Kong
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136 reviews 136 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Nishiki is a great place to visit, just to get an experience. However, my suggestion is to be careful of some of the shop owners. Most are good especially those owned and run by the older generation. Did not have a good experience at a seafood shop which sold BBQ Eel and fish. The shop was run by a few... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

when you heard of market you will clearly imagine the wet, dirty place. But not for nishiki market. the place is well maintained and sell a lot variety of food and snack. Recommend to fill in your stomach at this market before proceed on.

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Thailand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

It was a rainy day in Kyoto, however the Nishiki Markets did not disappoint. A covered area means you can travel by foot through this area to see all sorts of items from food to apparel to souvenirs. The food on offer a highlight for our family, and nice to see so many locals doing their shopping to. It can... More

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Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Our five point review: 1. While there were some food stalls available, we had expected a little more. Most of the food is very beautiful and unique however much of it looked like it required a kitchen to prepare! And if you are a traveler, that is one luxury many do not have! 2. Definitely check out the Aritsugu shop... More

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Prince George, Canada
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51 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

a fun fun street to walk through. lots of little shops selling food from pickles to seafood and sweets and vegetables. lots of things to snack on as well.

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Houston, Texas
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60 attraction reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had a rainy day during our visit to Kyoto and Nishiki Market was perfect - not that it would not have been great if it was a nice day either. This is a popular tourist spot and it can get crowded and hard to walk through but thoroughly enjoyable. If you like to sample food while walking through a... More

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