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Nishiki Market, Kyoto

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Browse the meticulously organized stalls of Nishiki Market, 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 at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kyoto trip builder website .
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  • Really nice indoor market in Kyoto. Many quaint little shops, the market and the market itself a succession of delicious Japanese Street food. You look your eyes out. Recommended!!
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  • Lots and lots of market shops selling all range of street foods and souvenirs to fit all budgets. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in Kyoto and is a bit different from just temple-hopping!  more »
  • We had a good time wandering this crowded street buying street food, sweets, and gifts. Don’t go if you hate crowded places or at least try and go early to avoid the crowds.  more »
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  • I really enjoyed this market! Plenty of food and fresh seafood with affordable prices. So many things they offer that it’s hard to control how much you want to spend there. I guess you just have to be selective of what food you want to eat, don’t overspend and just enjoy yourself walking around the place. Worth visiting. ;)
  • A fantastic covered open-air shopping street in Kyoto. It stretches quite a few blocks with a lot of different vendors selling all sorts of things. It looks like an unassuming foodie spot but you can find gems as you slowly stroll through the street. Need to practice patience because the street will be crowded and it will be a slow pace from end-to-end. My favourite street meat was the fresh tuna and salmon skewers that this on seafood market stall was selling. You can find similar market stalls big and small offering samples or freshly cooked food.
  • Great market to visit and sample many different Japanese foods and drinks and to look for souvenirs of your trip. There were many free tasters to get you interested and we had a lovely time there. As you can imagine it is quite busy due to its popularity so if you don't like crowds this isn't for you. We loved it though!!
  • Definitely a place to check out if you’re in Kyoto! We had a lot of fun exploring all of the little food stalls, and managed to enjoy a lot of tasty food. However, be warned: If you go around midday, you will encounter a lot of tourists who will test your patience. Still, we had a good time. :-)
  • Must visit market with a wide variety of stalls at reasonable prices. Good food options to snack on as well as places to get souvenirs to take home. Goes on for quite a while and is pretty narrow - best to get there around half 10am, any earlier and stalls won't be open, much later and it gets very crowded.
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