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Nishiki Market, Kyoto

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Browse the meticulously organized stalls of Nishiki Market, 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. Make Nishiki Market a centerpiece of your Kyoto vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kyoto vacation planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The arcade feel of Kyoto. With lots of foreign tourists here, and the touristy but good. Fushimi sake in one hand to walk unsteadily and?
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  • August 17, 2017
    Always interesting to see local markets and the unique or odd food items on display. It's crowded busy, some store owners don't seem happy with tourist like me blocking their store front though I was ...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    This is the place to go to have a good feel of the town. Full of tourists and locals, you can have a taste of real Japan. All sorts of goodies and typical foods are available. A lovely experience.  more »

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