Nishiki Market

Nishiki Market information

Kyoto , Japan
Street Nishikikōji-dōri
Extras btwn Teramachi & Takakura
Getting there
Subway Karasuma Line to Shijō Station
Train Hankyū Line to Karasuma or Kawaramachi Stations
Opening hours
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Lonely Planet review

If you are interested in seeing all the really weird and wonderful foods that go into Kyoto cuisine, wander through Nishiki Market. It's in the centre of town, one block north of (and parallel to) Shijō-dōri, running west off Teramachi Shopping arcade and ending shortly before Daimaru department store. This market is a great place to visit on a rainy day or if you need a break from temple-hopping. The variety of foods on display is staggering, and the frequent cries of Irasshaimase! (Welcome!) are heart-warming.