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Nishiki Market

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Address: Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Food and Culture Experience at the Nishiki Market and Gion in Kyoto
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Traditional Japanese food in the middle of the city

At Nishiki Market you can find all the main traditional food and souvenirs of Kyoto. Unfortunately, since in the last years it has been really popular among the foreigners, the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Massafra, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At Nishiki Market you can find all the main traditional food and souvenirs of Kyoto. Unfortunately, since in the last years it has been really popular among the foreigners, the shop owners increased the goods prices.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Kyoto is an excellent city to learn about Japanese cuisine and Nishiki market is a good place for an initial view. What I like about Nishiki is its history and also the local produce available. Some family businesses have already been here for five generations! I suggest visiting before lunchtime so you can soak up the atmosphere and have a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice market with lots to see and try. A lot of food stores where you can see Kyoto cuisine and at the end of the street is another shopping street.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy place to stroll through. good mix of different types of traditional and street foods. scattering of souvenir shops too. Great place to see very unusual ( by Australian standards) foods and to try some local delicacies.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The best place to savour local delights under one roof! Be sure to try all their delicacies Uni, Maguro, Fatty Salmon and Crab!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you have been to any Japanese market, you will know it is representative of Japanese lifestyle and culture. The market is not an open market for food, but the entire Nishiki market and area is shopping delight as well as an immersion into their culture. You will see food, produce, fresh seafood, food stalls, as well as numerous shops,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After you depart from this world you want your soul to reside here. It is food paradise. Matcha ice cream, mandarin mochi, Savory snacks, oysters, cake, donuts, whatever your imagination can conjure is available here and much more delicious than you could have ever imagined. During our stay in Kyoto we visited this market every evening to scoop up yummies... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We like Nishiki Market. It's very neat and wide variety of food options. Love the abundance of snacks to munch along the way. It's amazing how they present their fruits and how notoriously expensive were some of the fruits, grapes, melon, mushrooms. If you could afford the grapes, it's worth a try. A bunch at 2000yen. Huge and juicy. The... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I agree that this is not something to commit time to see. That us not to say that it isn't fun but rather there are more amazing things to see in this ancient capital. We went to these markets as a first thing to see at the end of a travel day after first arriving in Kyoto.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not put this at the top of your list for Kyoto - there are so many other things you could do that would be more rewarding. It was very crowded when we visited and I didn't think this particular market was very different from the many markets and shopping areas we saw throughout Asia.

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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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