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Nishiki Market

Nishiki Market

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Look for a taste of Kyoto in Nishiki Market

A market is the best place to visit if you want to know about the lifestyle in the area. If you are visiting Kyoto, it's a good idea to go to the bustling Nishiki Market.
First starting as a fish market in 1615, Nishiki Market is located on the corner of a busy arcade.
Now there are about 130 grocery shops, including seafood shops, lined up on both sides of the narrow street. They are selling Kyoto's specialties-vegetables, pickles, tofu, dried fish...you can experience the unique food culture of Kyoto in the market. Many shops offer samples for tasting as well.
Soy ice cream, sashimi, cooked sweet-spicy octopus skewer...it is fun to try some snacks while walking in the market. Some shops offer set meals and oysters as well. Try them when you feel hungry.
All the staff are friendly. So even if you don't know the language, just point to an item to order it and they will respond with a big smile.

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Address: Nishiki Koji-dori, Nakagyou-ku, Kyoto
Access: Subway: Shijo Station, 3 minute walk;
             Hankyu-line: Karasuma Station, 3 minute walk;
             Kawaramachi Station, 4 minute walk;
             Bus: Shijo Takakura, 2 minute walk;
             Shijo Kawaramachi, 4 minute walk
Hours: Vary by shops. Approximately 9:00 - 17:00 (many close on Wednesday or Sunday)



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