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Teramachi Street

Shinkyogoku Shopping District
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Address: Uematsu-cho, Shimogyuo-ku, Kyoto 600-8028, Kyoto Prefecture
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Small-Group Nishiki Market: The Heart of Kyoto Cuisine
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Covered pedestrian arcade.

Branching of the exquisite Shijo Street are many covered pedestrian arcades. Once a street, they are now converted to shopping streets, but the streets now have tiled floors, as... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Branching of the exquisite Shijo Street are many covered pedestrian arcades. Once a street, they are now converted to shopping streets, but the streets now have tiled floors, as if you were in a mall, but instead it is a long street. Teramachi-dori has many shops and restaurants that cater to everyday needs. This is in contrast to the upscale... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We accidentally stumbled onto this street when we tried to walk from Gion to our hotel. It is an interesting, roofed, open-air street with stores and restaurants at both ends. We ended up buying takoyaki & taiyaki, both of which were decent. A good place to walk on the way to some place, but not one that should be actively... More 

Thank AKAshon
Kyoto, Japan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a walk from the Shijo-Karasuma Station, but this was a interesting place to visit. You can either walk along ground level to do extra shopping while you head towards Teramachi, or cut through the crowds and stop lights by taking the underground passage. There are actually two shopping streets that can easily be crossed over through the small alley... More 

Thank deathd3men
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed April 22, 2017

A waste of time to visit this street as they sell all the things you expect to see in Japan in just about every major shopping area. We find the parallel street of Shinkyogoku far more interesting and have lots more to offer, especially for tourists.

Thank MaximusCruiser
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

I recommend all Japan visitors to visit this street market in Kyoto, I visit this market with my family and spend full day in buying traditional Japanese stuff and eating good food and beverages.

Thank kwibey
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Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Why interested in international brands when in Japan? But where to find them as usually in department stores like Takashimay you find mainly European and American brands. Here you can find if not everything- a lot. Any goods, food, you name it. Certainly it is full of people, so the flow is somehow slow.

Thank sashkow
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Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

A great shopping area. Everything from baked goods to raw seafood, hats to cloth and arcades to shrines. There are numerous places that offer free samples but you probably should check what it is before accepting. Good prices but shop around before you buy...

Thank Rodney H
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

Another shopping arcade. You get the usual bright lights shouting for attention. All kinds of wares on sale. All kinds of restaurant. As I am not a shopper, the saving grace is the traditional architecture at one end of the street.

Thank Khiam Yeong H
Milan, Italy
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Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

You can find the entire world of shopping here: from food to general goods, from green tea to shoes and t-shirt. Some shops are original, some others are really souvenir only. But the atmosphere is so good and vibrant. Ideal for afternoon especially when rainy as it is totally covered. Really a must visit if Kyoto for shopping relax. There... More 

Thank Alessandra C
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Lots of variety, lots to see and feel, great place, but be careful as some of the goods on display were not made in Japan. Choose carefully if you only want to buy Japanese made products

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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.
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