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Browse the meticulously organized stalls of Nishiki Market Shopping District, Kyoto's famous traditional shopping street. The iconic marketplace for centuries supplied the Kyoto residents with fresh produce, seafood, kitchenware, and other food-related items used in the local cuisine. Enjoy the sights and smells as you pass by more than a hundred stalls, each stacked with colorful vegetables, fragrant teas, or freshly caught fish. Sample some of the local snacks and specialties, or sit down at a store-adjacent restaurant and try a traditional dish. Put Nishiki Market Shopping District at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kyoto trip builder website .
Tours to Nishiki Market Shopping District
Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $133
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Kyoto Nishiki Market and Gion Cultural Walking Food Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $90
Duration: 3 hours
Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $141
Duration: 3 hours
Nishiki Market Shopping District Reviews
We found our way to the undercover markets near the main shopping area of Kyoto. It was so different to modern shopping stores and it was incredible. We were not there during a normal meal time, howev... more »
京都駅からブラフラと歩いて数十分メーン通りから逸れた繁華街、それはそれは大変な混雑振りの商店街でした。行きかう人たちは国際色豊かな観光客でごった返し、実に活気のある小路です。 老若男女が好みの物を物色し買い求めていく姿は、正に買い物戦争とでも言えるのでしょう。 more »It was a shopping street of the very crowded way which was a few tens of minutes away from Main Street on foot from Kyoto Station. The people who go there are full of international tourists, and it's a very lively alley. The appearance that the young and old man and woman buy the thing of the favor and request it might be able to be called the shopping war positively.
A fabulous mix of Japanese culture on a very small area. A very narrow covered street selling everything from "grilled sparrows on sticks" to delicate fans. Taste/eat everything on offer (may be not the sparrows .... )
Nishiki market is a good place to buy some souvenirs. There are lots of souvenir and craft stores, and street foods. It took about 2 hours from the start to the end of the market at a slow pace. Credit card are not allowed in most stores, so you'd better bring cash.
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