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Nishiki Market Shopping District, Kyoto

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Browse the meticulously organized stalls of Nishiki Market Shopping District, Kyoto's famous traditional shopping street. The iconic marketplace for centuries supplied the Kyoto residents with fresh produce, seafood, kitchenware, and other food-related items used in the local cuisine. Enjoy the sights and smells as you pass by more than a hundred stalls, each stacked with colorful vegetables, fragrant teas, or freshly caught fish. Sample some of the local snacks and specialties, or sit down at a store-adjacent restaurant and try a traditional dish. Put Nishiki Market Shopping District at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kyoto trip builder website.
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  • Great place to wander around and lap up the culture and pick up a bargain, Give yourself a few hours 
    Great place to wander around and lap up the culture and pick up a bargain, Give yourself a few hours  more »
  • Coming by here reminded me of Osaka Kuromon market, where most of the stalls/shops located here were selling foodstuffs (or as eateries and restaurants for BBQ/grilled seafood and meat). Just like... 
    Coming by here reminded me of Osaka Kuromon market, where most of the stalls/shops located here were selling foodstuffs (or as eateries and restaurants for BBQ/grilled seafood and meat). Just like...  more »
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  • This is a very interesting market. Run mainly by mum and pa shops, family owned business. They sell fresh seafood and a lot of other produces. From dried fish to preserved vegetables and street food and other delicious stuffs. The pricing are cheap. So it is worth to go there. However, similar stuffs can also be found in Kyoto's local super market if you know where to go to find, and it can be cheaper.
  • If you want to try some local food made by local stores rather than big chains, then this is not a bad choice for a place to visit. However, there are also countless big brand stores if you want to do more regular shopping, or you can visit the local Kura-Sushi, for example. In general, there are countless options in terms of restaurants and various stores with more than just food. The place itself is also rather spectacular. Just beware of huge, dense crowds of tourists, which tend to form here and can be very hard to move through.

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