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
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:45 Mins
  • Tags: Outdoors, Restaurant, Entertainment, Market, Street Market, Shopping Center, Family And Kids, Souvenir Shop

Nishiki Market - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Nishiki Market

  • Nishiki Market Address: Nishikikoji-dori, Nakagyo-ku (between Teramachi and Takakura), Kyoto, Japan
  • Nishiki Market Contact Number: +81-752113882
  • Nishiki Market Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Nishiki Market Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Nishiki Market(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Nishiki Market: 00:45 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting Nishiki Market

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

  • 27.45% of people start their Nishiki Market visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Nishiki Market

Monday, Tuesday and Friday

81.09% 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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Nishiki Market, Kyoto Reviews

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  • If you look around, you can find some pretty decent food to eat (however, their prices are inflated) and it does get crowded, but that's to be expected of any market which has become a tourist spot. Rant: The only complaint I have is directed at one stall owner. He was selling these ball-shaped donuts at three for 300 yen. (back where I live, I could get three for less than 100 yen but that's besides the point) I was craving some donuts so I went ahead and paid for them. He gave me cold donuts that were probably sitting there for a long time. (even when new, fresh from the oven donuts just came!) As a customer who had already paid for the donuts, I requested to exchange the cold donuts with the new and hot ones. He refused. I was shocked so I asked once more. He refused yet again. I was appalled by this. He clearly didn't care for what the customers wanted. I was a customer who paid for what I wanted, yet he didn't give a damn about my satisfaction with his products. He cared more about profit. No sense of respect whatsoever. So, I asked a third time, and when I heard the third "No", I threw the bag of donuts back at him and said "You can keep it." I don't personally think I was in the wrong here. I paid for what I wanted. I didn't get what I wanted. So, I just threw the cold donuts back at him and walked away. Tl;dr: Donut guy doesn't care about his customers. Feel free to buy food items from him, but do know that he couldn't care less about your enjoyment.

  • This is a really great place for tourists to check out. It's a huge market with lots of stalls. Vendors sell fresh food, street snacks, handmade items, and more. We had a lot of fun just wandering up and down the market trying new things. It's also a good place to find souvenirs. I highly recommend going here for the experience!

  • This is a great place to visit as a tourist. There are lots of foods to try out, and things to see which most westerners will not have experienced before. Many of the stall holders will give you free samples to try before you buy. It does get very busy though, so I would suggest not taking luggage or large back packs with you. However it does open up after a while and you have more space in the non-food areas. But really the food area is really what you should visit, most other parts are like normal western shops.

  • Great place to walk around and shop and look at the different varieties of food available. There is a wide selection and popular ones include soft-serve ice cream, all sorts of seafood, octopus, clams, prawns, sotong. Other things sold include Japanese crafts, like chopsticks, bowls. Prices here can be slightly higher as it is quite a touristy area and can be rather crowded too as a lot of people tend to visit. Good thing is that it is sheltered so come shine or rain, you can visit this place.

  • It's a foodie heaven! Bring some friends and share the food so you can try more! There are a lot of stalls that sold skewers with seafood and meat. A lot of specialty items like a black seasame bun that's been deep-fried and a tofu skin croquette. Kyoto is known for their green tea, so do try those items! A lot of places do have areas to eat their food so you don't walk and eat.

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