Nishiki Market7768 Votes Currently Closed
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 Travel Tips
- The market is a no smoking zone.
- Do taste the free samples that many stalls offer before buying.
Nishiki Market 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
- Shijo subway Station
- Karasuma subway Station
- Kawaramachi subway Station
- Many restaurants and food stalls are present within the market.
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75.93% of people who visit Kyoto include Nishiki Market in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
27.63% of people start their Nishiki Market visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Nishiki Market
82.89% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nishiki Market
Nishiki Market Reviews & Ratings
Excellent place to visit in Kyoto. Stroll along the street while eating and trying out all the wonderful food. My favourite stall was the one selling seafood. You get to eat in the shop. Definitely can't get as fresh as that. Just don't eat while walking.
Can get very busy with tourists, but it is still more than worth it! Such amazing Japanese delicacies on offer at very reasonable prices. Just remember to respect Japanese custom, not eat whilst walking, and finish your meal/ snack in front of it at the store you bought it from. Most shops close at 6pm, but some of the restaurants stay open a bit later. Enjoy!
Such a cool place to visit and experience! Many different types of exciting food and drink to sample, with very friendly vendors. There is a range of stalls and sit in restaurants. As an FYI, it is considered bad manners to eat and walk, so best to stick to the designated side areas for eating after buying some food from stalls. There is a number of cool shops in the streets nearby so you can also do some shopping is you desire and extend you visit.
A market full of goodies, lots of seafood, fresh and food you've never seen. The market winds down many small streets with lots of restaurant and lots of shops. An area where you can spend hours without paying attention. Highly recommended
I went for brunch/lunch two days in a row. So easy to get a good variety of foods. It’s crowded so try and leave your big bags and luggage somewhere. I enjoyed many varieties of fish cakes and really liked a tofu croquette. Oh and dumplings. And oysters. And scallops. Essentially everything I tried was great!