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Nishiki Market

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Address: Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 752214003
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I would strongly recommend you see this while in Kyoto. Great food and a great walk and extremely fun and interesting

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I would strongly recommend you see this while in Kyoto. Great food and a great walk and extremely fun and interesting

Thank Garry H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a good place to explore the true Kyoto and you don't have to go anywhere far. Nishiki market is located in the very center of Kyoto. There are malls and shopping streets surrounded which is superb for shopping lovers. Here you can see Japanese people shopping local foods. It is so charming to see local lifestyle in downtown.... More 

Thank Daeng D
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Got a little lost getting here but you know when you're there! This whole area is made up of little alley-way like streets. This market eventually leads into a few shopping arcades which are in similar style. We spent quite a few hours at this market + the shopping arcade and it was fun! Things are not that cheap but... More 

Thank Acandria
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you love food, this is the place to go! Basically a long corridor of shops and tiny restaurants that sell all types of food from their famous macha everything, to sashimi on a stick! Go there hungry!!! :)

Thank Cheesykid85
upstate NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a great hour walking through the market.😄 Most of the vendors were offering samples to try. Many kinds of pickled vegetables. There were also dried fish, dried mushrooms, and various candies and crackers. There was also cooked items to eat as you walked along. I bought a wonderful sesame mix to sprinkle on cooked rice, I paid $5... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Walk through and see everything from fish to candy to soft serve green tea ice cream. Very friendly vendors.

Thank Pegasus531
Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quite touristy and stalls repeat, but this is where locals still go to buy produce, spices and cooked foods. My god-mother still remembers her father bringing her here on special trips to Tokyo. One of my favorite eel place is here...in the middle...you'll see some of the best eels in the downstair stall and see a small little hidden staircase.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We waited until the final day in Kyoto to visit and unfortunately, a bad mistake. Lots of interesting food to sample and with most of the items, not allowed to be transported back, you need to go there early in your stay so you can try everything. Lots of interested items, including seafood, veggies, etc. Crowded but lots of fun... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in Kyoto, Nishiki market is well worth a visit, especially if you are looking to literally get a taste of the city. Sweet, sour, pickled, fried, steamed; you name it. You can find vendors selling Kyoto's favorite foods prepared fresh on the spot or daily for the market, from mochi treats to fried fish , pickles to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A small street littered with local merchants selling treats, meats on sticks, fish.... you name it they got it. This is one of those musts when visiting Kyoto. Grab a Matcha Latté and stroll slowly through the huge crowds.

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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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