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“great market”(63 reviews)
“fresh seafood”(62 reviews)
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Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Shinkyogoku Shopping District
+81 75-221-4003
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Reviewed yesterday

We headed down not knowing what to expect and it turned into one of those great days. We walked around and ended up running out of time to do everything we wanted to see and met some lovely owners of shops.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank trivo
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is still a must go area to visit while in Kyoto...the market scene and the foods are very Japanese and a must try on the sea foods.There are other shops selling local delicacies and ideal for gifts to bring back.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank H-C T
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is a fully sheltered market, lots of snacks and souvenirs. Shops are all open by 10am but it gets really crowded by noon, even on a weekday. Good to note that the locals there are very particular with people eating and walking at the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JoyJ2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s no longer a good old Nishiki market anymore There are several shops like Uchida pickles shop and Takakuraya pickles shop are hanging in there. I hate to say this but this is not worth a visit compared to other markets in Japan.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank toshik245
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Full of wonderful shops and restaurants, clothing and accesories at good prices (for Japan) look for the local brands, a wonderful placw to shop and appreciate the daily life of the Japanese!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gustavo A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are a foodie, then you must visit. You can eat seafood, dessert, meat, tempura, fish cake and drink sake. Good place to find gifts and snacks too.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Stacyleiko
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's heaven for those food lovers out there, and you cannot stop the temptation of sampling the food there. The majority of the market is dedicated to food, both raw, processed and cooked ones. There are many things you can buy and just eat right...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank namhung
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this market which is a narrow and is a shopping street several blocks long located in central Kyoto. You will find fresh seafood, produce as well as local cilinary delicacies. We found it quite busy and atmospheric. We enjoyed some snacks and I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank tommomelbourne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must try: octopus on quail eggs, soybean donut, soybean and matcha ice cream, mochi with strawberry inside, mochi with chestnut inside, eel and rice, candies and more!!!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank ronrmrz
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had one day in port on a Princess Cruise and went out on our own We took the train to the market area.which was easy (station signs in English & Japanese) and the locals were very helpful with our map. We saw temples, walked...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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
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17 January 2019|
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Response from MarkGroenewold | Reviewed this property |
In my experience I did not see much in terms of crowd lulls. Pretty steady all the time I was there from mid morning through to after lunch. Hope the crowds don't get your down.
31 December 2018|
Response from Leveregel | Reviewed this property |
Shijo Station via the Karasuma subway. Look for signage indicating to Shijo Street.
28 December 2018|
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Response from copejenney | Reviewed this property |
Anytime before they close is fine (6pm) Good place to get food so I'd plan accordingly. You can def shop until you drop here with lots of vendors selling food and lots of non-food items.