Trip Planner: Asia / Japan / Kansai / Kyoto Prefecture / Kyoto / Nakagyo / Nishiki Market Shopping District
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 $132
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Kyoto Nishiki Market and Gion Cultural Walking Food Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $85
Duration: 3 hours
Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $150
Duration: 2 to 8 hours
Nishiki Market Shopping District Reviews
So much to see and explore. I just wanted to eat and buy everything but I would be broke, but I manage to sample a few Japonese delicacies. It was full of people, which I understand. So colorful and..... more »
Prob the largest market I have seen. It is great to walk around and see the huge variety of food available. There is lane after lane of food, trinkets, clothes etc. Clearly a place not only tourists..... 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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