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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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Phone Number: +81 752214003
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Great area for souvenirs

Nice that this area centrally located in downtown Kyoto so you can get all your shopping done. Whether you want high end shopping or souvenirs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Varese, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nishiki market is really full of life, not just for tourists but locals too find here what they need to cook a japanese meal at home. We personally stopped at a fish shop eating the most delicious sashimi we've eaten so far in Japan, for 800 JPY we got 5x+5x good pieces of salmon and tuna. Delicious.

Thank GLSI
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Must visit for foodies - great items from all over the place and wonderful soy-milk donuts! Must see!

Thank KasiaZG25
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice that this area centrally located in downtown Kyoto so you can get all your shopping done. Whether you want high end shopping or souvenirs.

Thank Taylordds
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having been to Tsukiji market in Tokyo we might have been spoilt but this place lacked the character and charm of that one. The 'street food' seemed overpriced and in many cases seem to be there as a token gesture (ie small electric griddle wire up with a piece of squid sizzling away on it) rather than it being the... More 

Thank Paul W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Sampling local foods and drinks local rare draft sake were the greatest! Many hidden spots are existing there, very fun to discover them. Sushi and sake set ¥1,000 must! Broiled Sparrow Machiya traditional architecture

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American Fork, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very clean and not as smelly as some I have been to around the world. Shopping is either very modern, h&m etc... Or daily needs, fish or veggies. Interesting but a "b-" in my book

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Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see in Kyoto! So many amazing vendors that you will find something for everyone in your group. Near the west end on the north side there is an excellent matcha mochi dessert. There are some great grilled meat / seafood places, souvenirs, sushi and so much more. It closes early so I would recommend doing this... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nishiki market is A MUST DO in Kyoto, you'll find some interesting food as well as gift shops...you can also sample lots of exotic products (e.g. Tea, Fish, cabbage...etc), when in Kyoto DO not Skip this place! give it at least 2-3 hours (around lunch time).

Thank Leo B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

...from tiny red octopus 'lollipops', to fresh herbs, hot chestnuts and homeopathic cures, this covered market in old Kyoto is a cornucopia of delights for the tourists and locals alike....It seems that one can find anything here, and the jumble of stalls make the search most enjoyable!

Thank mse1125
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great market to visit in Kyoto, and far less busy than similar markets in Tokyo. It's close to other shopping streets and a real treat. Get some candy while there from the vendors, or buy just about anything you might want to eat.

Thank Trektech20

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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.