Nishiki Market

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  • Address: Nishikikoji-dori, Nakagyo-ku (between Teramachi and Takakura), Kyoto, Japan
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-752113882
  • Time Required: 00:45 Mins
  • Tags: Outdoors, Restaurant, Entertainment, Market, Street Market, Shopping Center, Family And Kids, Souvenir Shop

About Nishiki Market, Kyoto

Spread across 5 blocks, the Nishiki Market in Kyoto is a narrow shopping street lined with more than a hundred shops and restaurants. This lively retail market specializes in Japanese food related products. On sale are fresh seafood, poultry produce, knives, cookware, Japanese sweets, pickles, dried seafood and sushi. While modern food shops and new souvenir shops have found an abode in this market, there are still enough traditional shops to give you a glimpse of what a traditional shotengai (shopping street) must have looked like. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Kyoto itinerary 7 days.

Nishiki Market Information

  • The market is a no smoking zone.
  • Do taste the free samples that many stalls offer before buying.

Nishiki Market Opening and Closing Hours

  • Shop timings vary. Some shops close by 5 p.m.
  • Some shops are closed on Wednesday while some are closed on Sunday.

How To reach Nishiki Market by Public Transport

  • Shijo subway Station
  • Karasuma subway Station
  • Kawaramachi subway Station

Restaurants Near Nishiki Market

  • Many restaurants and food stalls are present within the market.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Nishiki Market

  • 95% of people who visit Kyoto include Nishiki Market in their plan

  • 27.37% of people start their Nishiki Market visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Nishiki Market

Monday, Tuesday and Friday

80.76% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nishiki Market

People normally club together Nijo Castle and Sanjusangen-do while planning their visit to Nishiki Market.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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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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