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Nishiki Market
Holiday Travel Guide

Come to this market in the heart of the city to experience the authentic sights, smells and sounds of the bartering vendors and their traditional food.

Traditional Japanese food is the order of the day in the Nishiki Market, known as Kyoto’s Kitchen. The market plays host to hundreds of restaurants, shops and temporary stalls selling culinary supplies from fresh seafood to knives. Shops sell either food or utensils with which to prepare it. A stark contrast to the serene and humble temples, shrines and museums, Nishiki Market is the perfect place to experience the typical hustle and bustle of food trade at the core of Kyoto.

Discover famous Kyoto specialties, such as sushi and dried seafood. Browse the shops, which range in size from tiny stalls to large buildings. Many of them specialize in a certain type of food, most of which is procured in the region. Try your luck with some free samples as vendors try to tempt you into making a purchase. Sit down at one of the small restaurants for lunch amid the food-crazed atmosphere. Try out a soy ice cream, oysters or even an octopus skewer.

The market dates back to the 17th century when fish was the sole item on the menu. As the market grew, the stall count rose to more than 130 and helped to create a greater variety of food on sale. The majority of shops have been family-owned for many generations. Today, the bazaar stretches across five blocks with its culinary delights and is sheltered by a multicolored glass roof. Shops are generally open from the morning until the afternoon. Many close on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Nishiki Market is based in the Nakagyo Ward in the northeast of Kyoto. It is right by Shijō Station. It can be found on the Karasuma Subway Line, only a few minutes from the grand Kyoto Station. The Kamogawa River is nearby, as are the Teramachi and Shin-Kyogoku shopping centers. The market is one block north of Shijō Avenue, which runs parallel.

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RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
4 out of 5
1 Taimatsu-cho, Shiokoji-sagaru, HigashiHorikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is SG$119 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kyoto Tower and Kyoto Aquarium. Kyoto Railway Museum and Nishiki Market are also within 2 ...

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"Location is great and the room was pretty nice. Some grime in the bathroom."…"

Reviewed on 28 Dec,2020

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The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Sanjo
The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Sanjo
4 out of 5
The price is SG$115 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is steps away from Kiyamachi Street and Pontocho. Kawaramachi and Nishiki Market are also within 10 minutes. Shiyakusho-mae ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,002 reviews)

"The staff was always helpful, even with the coronavirus going around"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar,2020

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MIMARU KYOTO SHINMACHI SANJO
MIMARU KYOTO SHINMACHI SANJO
3.5 out of 5
The price is SG$119 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Central Kyoto, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mikane Shrine, Nishiki Market and Shijo Omiya. Nijō Castle and Kawaramachi are also within ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (243 reviews)

"This property was so well designed and built and we really loved staying here with our family of 5. From the sliding doors that cover the windows and the kitchenette to the toys and play area in the lobby for our kids, we will absolutely be staying at Mimaru properties any time we can. My kids loved ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov,2020

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RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
4 out of 5
1 Taimatsu-cho, Shiokoji-sagaru, HigashiHorikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is SG$119 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees
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The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Sanjo
The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Sanjo
4 out of 5
The price is SG$115 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
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MIMARU KYOTO SHINMACHI SANJO
MIMARU KYOTO SHINMACHI SANJO
3.5 out of 5
The price is SG$119 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
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The OneFive Kyoto Shijo
The OneFive Kyoto Shijo
3 out of 5
The price is SG$32 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan
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Ace Hotel Kyoto
Ace Hotel Kyoto
4 out of 5
245-2 Aneyakojidori, Higashinotoin-nishiiru Kurumayacho, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is SG$382 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
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NEST HOTEL KYOTO SHIJOKARASUMA
3 out of 5
551 Sannocho, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is SG$50 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
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UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo
3 out of 5
The price is SG$40 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan
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Daiwa Royal Hotel Grande Kyoto
Daiwa Royal Hotel Grande Kyoto
4 out of 5
The price is SG$103 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
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THE POCKET HOTEL Kyoto-Shijokarasuma
2.5 out of 5
474 Setoyacho, Nishikikoji-sagaru, Yanaginobanba-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
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