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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. Make Nishiki Market a centerpiece of your Kyoto vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kyoto vacation planner.
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Kyoto spoils visitors for choice when it comes to good accommodations, offering everything from traditional ryokans to luxury Western-style hotels. In a city used to receiving foreign travelers, you'll find that most establishments know exactly what to offer tourists and how to help newcomers to the area. To avoid paying premium prices during the cherry blossom season, consider staying in Osaka, located just a 30-minute train ride away. If you must stay in Kyoto itself, keep in mind that centrally located hotels charge more than those in the outer neighborhoods.
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  • never get bored to visit this traditional market in kyoto. it's not just an attraction for visitors it gives you the whole unforgetable experience. When you visit this market dont forget to stop by at...  more »
  • I had the best and most expensive matcha ice cream on my trip at one of the stalls here. There's a random Snoopy theme store, and all sorts of tasty snacks can be found. We bought some to go and basic...  more »
  • An interesting, bustling market near the Daimaru store. Plenty of food stalls and a couple of good craft shops. For pottery visit the Touan Earthenware shop. For a variety of craftware visit Pulau Dec...  more »