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
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Duration: 2 to 8 hours
Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $143
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Nishiki Market Shopping District reviews
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! more »
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.... more »
Wonderful food and vendors. I don't think it's possible to get tired of all the offerings within the market. Everything is fresh and there's at least one item for every craving of the human brain.
This is a place you cannot miss when in Kyoto. Make sure you visit with empty stomach early in morning and take your time to try as much, which most of food are tasty and fresh! It’s easily accessed by bus or station from anywhere. Remember to respect the local systems, queue and don’t rush. Stop at side not blocking people to finish your food before walking again. When taking photos be polite to others and don’t block the traffic flow. This is a crowded place anytime. My personal favorite is the prawn 🍤!
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