Nishiki Market

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • 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

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.

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

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

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

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

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  • 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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  • 87.13% of people who visit Kyoto include Nishiki Market in their plan

  • 27.63% 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 Sunday

82.89% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nishiki Market

People normally club together Nijo Castle and Kodai Ji 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
  • Dense and large variety of options. The market is a bit tight to walk through. Would recommend walking through the whole strip first before buying what you want...but if you have a urge for something GO FOR IT!! About 4 different sections, and there’s a strip mall at the end. Great place and highly recommend visiting! Hood Approved 💯💯💯

  • Definitely a must see when visiting Kyoto. This little strip has tons of great vendors and restaurants. Be ready to try some yummy food, and some local delicacies. You can pretty much get through the whole street in less than an hour. There is also plenty of other things to do in this area. It is steps away from a bunch of vintages stores, and just on the other side of the river to get to Gion. Check it out!

  • An amazing yet chaotic markets down a small lane. While it was hard to navigate with two small kids there was so much to see and eat. Probably ate way to much trying to taste everything but we gave it our best attempt. Lots of seafood and ramen available. Also a few stores with a fantastic range is chopsticks which you can get engraved. A must see when in the lovely city of Kyoto

  • Great variety of drinks, desserts, and street food. Remember to return any trash (skewer sticks, etc) to the store you purchased it from! The shop owners will happily take it for you. Also, remember to stand still while eating. There is a 1,000 Yen fine for walking and eating!

  • It’s best to walk the entire street first to see the selection, and then go back and buy from who had the best item. I would say this is a lot more organized than I thought a street market to be. But they have some really great stuff - and the food was incredible! But like much of Japan, finding a trash can is hard!

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