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Nishiki Market

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Shinkyogoku Shopping District
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Address: Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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It was very interesting to see all the different varieties of food and stores there. It was very crowded. It we managed to walk it twice and found some good stores to buy a few... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just like everything in Japan-It is super clean. Lots of local eats and clothing here. Plan a half or whole day and make sure to eat local bites here.

Thank LVRealtor89052
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A visit to Kyoto is not complete without a stop here. Walking through you will see all wonderful sights of fresh food, food cooked in front of you and stall holders offering free samples. Despite some of the uniquely Japanese foods on offer the smells around the market are wonderful - I would recommend trying at least one or two... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was very interesting to see all the different varieties of food and stores there. It was very crowded. It we managed to walk it twice and found some good stores to buy a few snacks and souvenirs.

Thank Peter S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice market with wonderful little shops of all kind. Try the little octopus- they taste marvelous. Lots of good restaurants in the are. Overall a great place to spend an afternoon.

Thank Rebekka S
Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lot of open outlets offer fresh food, especially seafood in high quality: big hotate, fresh oyster and good taste Uni. I went there on sunday and most of shops are opened despite of information that the market is closed on the official website and it was not too crowded there when I visited.

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Hong Kong / Columbus, OH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great time enjoying Nishiki Market around 11am; the crowds were bearable but at times it was difficult to find a spot to enjoy the food. This market goes down quite a ways and we found a store that offered hot tea as well as a resting post to eat the sashimi there - TREMENDOUS!!! I would choose... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The market was very clean and the shops were very well presented. We sampled lots of different food.

Thank Weusco
Warialda, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fabulous place to shop for food n gifts. Lots if natural products to see as well as traditional food n sweets

Thank Sian G
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had the pleasure of visiting the markets during our stay in Kyoto. We were staying in the Gojo side of Kyoto, so the walk to the market was pleasant and flat. The markets may be a little difficult to find if you do not have a map or a GPS, but once you get close, there will be signs... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After hearing many recommendations to visit Nishiki Market, we did just that. Unfortunately we weren't overly impressed with what was offered or the variety of food choices. The food that we did try wasn't tasty at all (for two adventurous eaters!). I wouldn't visit the market again, however I suppose when in Kyoto you may want to visit it just... More 

Thank Michaela B

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Staying in Shinkyogoku Shopping District

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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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