Nishiki MarketCurrently Closed
- 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 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
87.32% 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
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Nishiki Market, Kyoto Reviews
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.
Amazing, Amazing, Amazing. So many food options. This is Kyoto's Kitchen or 京都の台所。 There's a really great sake shop at the end of the long streets of food that sells alcohol in grapefruits. Delicious!
When going to this place, it spans a very long section in Kyoto, and can be accessed by multiple entries. The entrance on your map may not be the closest. When we went, the location marker was in the middle of the market, and the directions had us walking up a parallel street until we hit the center. We then had to back track through blocks of the market, when we could have just started on one end and walked straight through to the other. So look at the surroundings in maps before walking all the way to the "entrance"
Very similar to the streets in Busan, South Korea. Walk amongst tourists and enjoy the traditional markets of Kyoto. Grab some quick bites while walking through the food stalls and enjoy the walk. There are some tourist traps here (like pricey stuff) but do what fits your bill. Enjoyed my visit here, would recommend
A huge market with a lot of interesting stuff. You can try a great variety of Japanese food here. But as the place is a tourist spot it's overcrowded and overpriced. There's also some tourist oriented exotic food that's not authentic at all. But if you are a fan of big markets it's actually quite cool.