Nishiki Market Shopping District

Nishiki Market Shopping District, Kyoto: Address, Phone Number, Nishiki Market Shopping District Reviews: 4/5

Nishiki Market Shopping District

Nishiki Market Shopping District
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Flea & Street Markets
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With a 400-year-old history, Nishiki Market is a downtown covered pedestrian arcade lined with 135 open-fronted shops selling seafood, produce, souvenirs, crafts, and Japanese snacks.
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Neighbourhood: 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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Elisabethmh
Oslo, Norway558 contributions
Shopping & Impressions
Nov 2019
I highly reccomend a stroll to the Nishiki market while staying in Kyoto. The market is huge and be prepared for queuing. Slow down your pace and make sure you are not in a hurry and just simply enjoy all the flavours, colors and impressions in this exciting market. Try some of the "street-food" along your stroll, highly reccomended!
Written 8 October 2020
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Safariholic
Horsham, UK1,926 contributions
Its a MUST Do, but a challenging one for some of us
Oct 2019
The assault on your senses is not to be under-stated - sight, sound, smell, and taste (if you're brave enough).

Cheek by jowl are the Retailers (Vendors), but the Tourists or Shoppers are even closer.

Be prepared to abandon all prior cares about Personal Space, Bumping into or rubbing-up against others - It is unavoidable. Some even seem to relish it, like a subtle full body Contact Sport.

Little Birds (Sparrows) deep fried on skewers, Baby Octopus with a Quail's egg stuffed up its Kyber Pass were two of the more notable Delicacies offered (and Declined). I did not see any Whale Richard, Rhino Hawn or other Animal Body parts, thank goodness.
Written 18 September 2020
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Minh Duc
6 contributions
Impressed with raw seafood!
Nov 2019
There were plenty of raw seafood. After a while of considering, I tried some of them and the result was absolutely surprised. The taste was so so good!
Written 28 August 2020
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HotRodHeart
France119 contributions
Nice, but looooots of tourists.
Oct 2019
The place is nice to see and discover about local food, like pickled vegies, etc... But it is crowded.
Tourists often block the way to look at a shop, and walk around slowly to wonder at these things they've never seen before.
Written 7 August 2020
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Leigh-Harrington
London, UK2,199 contributions
A real must see
Sep 2019
This is a fabulous and fascinating market with an excellent range of interesting food stalls selling things to eat as well as items to cook and some nice shops selling Jpanese crafts. Well worth a couple of visits.
Written 2 August 2020
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ScambusterSZ
Sydney, Australia1,781 contributions
Typical Seafood market in Japan
Aug 2019
This is good pungent experience and mostly they have dried/ preserved Seafoods. If youre in town for several days, iits OK to visit. If you tight on time, you won't regret missing it.
Written 10 July 2020
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coco h
122 contributions
Chest nuts
Aug 2019 • Family
Cooked Chest nuts were tasty.
Wet rice cracker “Nureokaki” was tasty as we bought afternoon tea.
Not so special place
Written 1 July 2020
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MarriedNoChildren
Dallas, TX190 contributions
Gigantic Market in the Heart of Kyoto
Jul 2019 • Couples
Gigantic market/mall depending on what you want to call it. Definitely shopping central in Kyoto and very lively. You can do everything from buy raw local seafood, to buy clothes and shoes, to go to the mall Samurai museum which is fun for kids. Some of the vendors were friendlier than others and it was pretty packed, but other highlights were the little pancake making machine you could see from the window, the shrine, and some of the other the strange food items. Overall recommended if you have the time.
Written 27 June 2020
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Chris C
Duncan, Canada30 contributions
Huge, amazing market
Mar 2020
The market is covered - yeh!! - especially when it rains! It is enormous, spanning many blocks, and sells everything! If you can't find it here, then they don't make it! We also tried the Samurai Museum and Experience located in the market - with Samurai sword lesson / cutting, Ninja stars throwing and wearing authentic samurai costumes!
Written 28 March 2020
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mintchocolatecake
Jakarta, Indonesia64 contributions
Heaven for Foodie
Mar 2020
Spend some time to stroll down this market. You will find many interesting shops for snacks, souvenirs, local food, etc. A good place to really sample Kyoto's traditional dish.
Written 26 March 2020
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