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“Good place to visit for food and experience”
Review of Nishiki Market

Nishiki Market
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Ranked #22 of 1,119 things to do in Kyoto
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Good place to visit for food and experience”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

We headed to the Nikishi market and it was then we found out it was so near to the Gion area we were in yesterday. The Nikishi market is really a market place where they sell their products such as raw fishes, sashimi and oyster. Many of the stalls had fried food but it was already cold so we didn't try much of it. I had the cold cold oyster and sashimi there. Nothing much to shout about there either.

Most of the stalls sell the same stuff others are selling. But I think tourist should visit the place to experience the food of Japan.

Visited January 2013
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“A delicious slice of the old capital”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Nishiki market is, like so many old town markets a glimpse into the culture of its people.
In a not terribly wide lane way one can watch people selling their ware much as their fathers and mothers before them have done.
The fish and other sea treasures are respectfully and neatly shown to the prospective buyers, an d the traditional eating utensils are also available for purchase at reasonable prices.
A visit to Nishiki would be wasted without a trip to the famous knife shop. Here locals and visitors view the magnificent choice of knives (for both the left and right handed) and when chosen,may have their name engraved on the handle. Along with every possible grade of bamboo shoot you may wish to choose, there is an abundace of delicious sushi, pancakes, chestnuts and more. A must on any visit to Kyoto.

Visited April 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“crazy busy, but good to do on a rainy day”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

This market was so long with many different yet similar stalls. It was great to visit but gets very busy!

Visited December 2012
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“Feast for the senses!”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

I'd read about this market in my guide book and insisted on visiting it on our last morning in Kyoto before rushing to check out and catch a noontime train to Hiroshima. It took us about 30 minutes to walk there from our hostel, K's House Kyoto but it was a nice walk through the downtown area where all the department stores are. We got there a little early, at around 9 in the morning so many of the shop owners were still setting up. We walked through it once and had breakfast at Cafe de Crie, somewhere in the market - butter toast, yoghurt, egg and potato salads, ham and hot tea or coffee. We then walked through it a second time and bought foodie souvenirs to bring home - fresh sencha and genmaicha and a skewer of marinated salmon sashimi. It is a really colourful place and you can buy snacks to eat, fruit and vegetables, and even all sorts of pickles. It is definitely worth a visit, but note that you should go there sometime between 10am-12nn for the maximum experience. :)

Visited January 2013
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“Wow! Cultural immersion through food! Shopping galore too”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

So I was told go see the Nishiki Markets... Just another blooming markets I thought to myself.
Alas was I ever wrong.

We entered through the end of the market where Daimaru Store was and it was I believe a good 2 kilometres long of various Japanese fresh seafood, vegetable, fruit, craft, food shops. Then at the end you hit a T junction (all walking) where there are modern clothes shops & so on.

Suffice to say, we spent most of our time in the traditional Nishiki Market side.

We had salmon & tuna sashimi (raw fish slices) fresh from the fishmonger packed with soya sauce & wasabi for us to eat as we continued our exploration.

If you want cultural immersion this is a way to go!

Visited January 2013
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