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“great market”(64 reviews)
“fresh seafood”(63 reviews)
“sashimi”(87 reviews)
609 Nishidaimonjicho Tominokoji Dori Shijoagaru, Nakagyo, Kyoto 604-8054, Kyoto Prefecture
Shinkyogoku Shopping District
+81 75-211-3882
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is one of those places everyone goes to because everyone else goes there because I don’t want to miss out!! You get the picture! So if you’re reading this I bet you’ve already made your mind up to go because......you don’t want to miss...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I don't see it's that special. A Lot of souvenirs but most of them weren't made in JAPAN 😒😒😒. The street is very crowded, it not too enjoyable to me.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank lanthut
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very crowded but orderly. Wonderful to see the fresh fish. You can buy cooked food and eat at tables behind stalls.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tourist trap. Hordes of folks & nowhere to sit if you do buy something to eat. Give it a miss if short on time. There’s much better food outside the market.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank poohpawsAustralia
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to Nishiki market around 0930 AM and it was the perfect time to go. It was not super crowded and it was enjoyable to walk around and look at all the stalls. We went again later in the afternoon and it was too...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Daniemts
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Foodie place, if you’re looking to taste Kyoto’s local food here is the place. Besides food, there are many local shops selling pickles, senbei, soya products, tofu & yuba, clothings and Kyoto souvenirs. Great soya milk drink and great lunch can be found within the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to sample Japanese cuisine a la cárte, and fresh seafood. Clean for a wet market. You can find breakfast, sushi, coffee shops, souvenirs all in one place. Would like me to visit again.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are short of time, don’t bother with this place. But if you have time for a visit, and lunch, then take an hour to struggle through. There is a fabulous Japanese knife shop, and a great Okonomiyaki place for lunch, immediately west of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 66grahamh
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went about 2pm after a few shows and the shopping market and found that while very interesting foods were there, and very fresh sashimi, the aisle was too narrow for the number of people who were there. Also, many tourists DON'T KNOW that eating...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank JohnSMah
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nishiki Market off Shijo is a paradise to sample local food and also for shopping souvenirs. Look out for the pharmacy which has a 100 yen shop on Level 2 where overseas tourists are entitled to duty free shopping for purchases above Yen 5000 in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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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
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March 7, 2019|
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Response from Pathfinder810285 | Reviewed this property |
Please understand that Nishiki has been like a "Marché in Europe" for Kyoto citizens, so not the street for eating. Most of the shops open around 09:00 in the morning and close around 18:00. Closing time depends on each... More
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January 17, 2019|
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Response from MarkGroenewold | Reviewed this property |
In my experience I did not see much in terms of crowd lulls. Pretty steady all the time I was there from mid morning through to after lunch. Hope the crowds don't get your down.
December 30, 2018|
Response from Leveregel | Reviewed this property |
Shijo Station via the Karasuma subway. Look for signage indicating to Shijo Street.