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Teramachi Street

Shinkyogoku Shopping District
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Address: Uematsu-cho, Shimogyuo-ku, Kyoto 600-8028, Kyoto Prefecture
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You can find the entire world of shopping here: from food to general goods, from green tea to shoes and t-shirt. Some shops are original, some others are really souvenir only. But... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2016
Alessandra C
Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another shopping arcade. You get the usual bright lights shouting for attention. All kinds of wares on sale. All kinds of restaurant. As I am not a shopper, the saving grace is the traditional architecture at one end of the street.

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

You can find the entire world of shopping here: from food to general goods, from green tea to shoes and t-shirt. Some shops are original, some others are really souvenir only. But the atmosphere is so good and vibrant. Ideal for afternoon especially when rainy as it is totally covered. Really a must visit if Kyoto for shopping relax. There... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Lots of variety, lots to see and feel, great place, but be careful as some of the goods on display were not made in Japan. Choose carefully if you only want to buy Japanese made products

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Twice we visited teramachi during our 5-day stay in kyoto n never bored. So much stuff to look at. This place is also closeby nishiki market, another must-see in kyoto central area.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Apologies in advance, as we can't remember the name of the Tempura restaurant, but it is outstanding and is in that street. We think it could be smack bang in the middle of it - but can't say for sure. The food is terrific and we sat at the bar, with it being prepared before us. It was very good... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

There are actually 2 massive arcade streets connected together by smaller alleys that are filled with shops and restaurants. Woth a good afternoon or nighttime stroll.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Teramachi-dori is one of the most famous streets in Kyoto. There are many stores with a variety of art galleries, bookshops, and clothing shops which runs from the south of Kyoto City Hall to north of the centre of Kyoto. This street not only very busy but is also very popular with university students that go to shop there. In... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

it is big street where you will enjoy the varieties of things there. from food, gifts, clothes, ladies stuffs and a lot of other things. i never got bored here and every time i come i feel it is my first time there.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

While I am not really a shopper, I admit I like stores. I enjoy looking in their windows and seeing their wares carefully laid out to catch the eye and interest of the passer by. And so when I accidentally stumbled on Teramachi Street, I was fascinated. A covered shopping street stretching from here to eternity. True, nothing really caught... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Nice street merging the ancient and the new, shrines, stores, restaurants all together. We enjoyed our end afternoon there.

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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.
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