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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 market that is fun to visit

Nishiki market is located in downtown Kyoto. It offers tourists a great insight to the local cuisine and produce to a certain degree. It is tourist-centric to a degree but not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nishiki market is located in downtown Kyoto. It offers tourists a great insight to the local cuisine and produce to a certain degree. It is tourist-centric to a degree but not overly commercialised. There's lots of stalls that serves up little snacks from savory to seafood. Lots of souvenir shops too. Overall a great place to visit to experience the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you love markets and food, you have to go here. It's all in Japanese so hard to tell. What's what but I haven't seen as many pickles in one place look so good. Also sample soya ice cream and donuts. You have to try the donuts. Pretty amazing. Great for photos. Just need 2-3 hours. It can be quite... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked through quickly one day, since we'd already been to the fish market in Tokyo, and we found it to be a nice walk. We didn't stop much, but just enjoyed the atmosphere. Nice that it's covered, though that does trap in some of the fishier smell you get with that much fresh fish around, unlike the Tokyo market... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A good market to get a taste of Japan on your 1st day see the food buy your presents or just walk around and enjoy a place to go to get out of the rain or sunshine

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is great to try different types of food. Very busy but adds to atmosphere. You can try different sea foods, sweets etc. Also good location for other attractions- can walk to other places from there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is awesome, the fish market scene is a sight to watch. The food they offer is fresh and great. Should go early in the morning for the auction and thereafter try the food !

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came here during a rainy day and it was perfect because everything was under a cover roof. The market was full of all kinds of food and produce. There was also a lot of finger food from baked sweet potatoes to octopus on a stick. All the vendor were very nice and helpful. If you have any questions with... More 

Thank jliu01
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Whenever we are in Kyoto we like to wander through the market. It is a informative way to see a variety of Japanese foods. Sampling is fun! There are many photographic opportunities. Well worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We wandered here from Gion and purchased a few souvenirs. The staff were friendly and helpful. It's nice to see a variety of stalls, rather than every shop/stall selling the same goods.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If your idea of a meal is to basically eat little bits of whatever you find, then this will be an adventure for you From one end to the other, there are snacks and munchies galore. From the standard Japanese rice-cracker to stuff like tofu and eel liver, you won't find lack of variety here. Even non-gourmands will find this... More 

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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.