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“great market”(63 reviews)
“fresh seafood”(60 reviews)
“sashimi”(85 reviews)
Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Shinkyogoku Shopping District
+81 75-221-4003
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JodHami
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CarlaRoseR
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Missriddler76
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tneldner
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Poppasilverback
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Y5931QPjuliaa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank DoniC1984
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If u are looking for cheap, good street food this is the place.. lots of seafood.. very close to terramachi shopping streets

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rohaiza
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
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January 17, 2019|
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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
December 30, 2018|
Response from Leveregel | Reviewed this property |
Shijo Station via the Karasuma subway. Look for signage indicating to Shijo Street.
December 27, 2018|
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Response from copejenney | Reviewed this property |
Anytime before they close is fine (6pm) Good place to get food so I'd plan accordingly. You can def shop until you drop here with lots of vendors selling food and lots of non-food items.