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We arrived at Nishiki around 11am so it was only just starting to get busy. So worth it! The food was incredible. We tried so many different (and sometimes usual) things. All the food was fresh and delicious. The only thing was that you had...More
These markets are great for seafood lovers. They also have Other little shops with novelty items, such as chopsticks and other Japanese things.
Not a lot of food for someone who wants to eat other meats.
These markets were a bit of fun for the family. We went with empty stomachs and early. It opens at 930 and because we have younger children were there right on opening so the crowds were not crazy. Loads of local produce and fresh quality...More
There are other shopping arcades steaming off this food market which were at best ordinary but the food market s amazing. The walkway was packed, filled with amazing smells and delicious foods. Vendors were happily cooking up a storm selling tasty morsels, a great way...More
Nishiki Market is a food market (mainly) in Kyoto. It goes for blocks and blocks, down a tight alley between wider streets that are full of more "normal" shops (clothes, chemists, restaurants, etc). All sorts of Japanese foods are made and sold in Nishiki Market....More
I believe due to the influx of tourists prices here have gone up quite a bit. The market is atypical, with your seafood, fresh produce and what’s not.
We had the scallops and they were big but taste wise ordinary. If you wish to buy...More
This is good for tourists who want to see what a Japanese arcade shopping market looks like. However it has become super touristic and has lost some of its authentic charm. There are other more authentic shopping arcades in the area.
Another must do if your in Kyoto, this little street gets busy and if your into your street food then forget about the crowd and go with the flow, Top class Street food and a real busy buzz around the place
We went there on a Thu morning but most of the shop were closed. We managed to try food from a few stalls and have a first hand experience of this market. I especially love the grilled scallop that cost Y500 per piece (big with...More
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.
Response from feliciakaw | Reviewed this property |
Hello there, you can definitely get there earlier but not all the shops open till about 10 or 11am. The fun part of it is to have lunch there because the little bits of food here and there can be pretty filling. I also do... More
Hello there, you can definitely get there earlier but not all the shops open till about 10 or 11am. The fun part of it is to have lunch there because the little bits of food here and there can be pretty filling. I also do think that when the crowd comes in, that’s when the vendors and shop owners put more types of food on the grill to attract people. When I was there at 1pm it was crowded but not so much till it’s shoulder to shoulder. Bear in mind I went in 2nd half of December. If the crowd gets too much for you, you can just duck into any restaurant in the adjacent streets!
I’m not sure if there are any lulls in the crowd but I’m sure non meal periods will bring less people. :) hope this helps!