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Nishiki Market

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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    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kyoto International Manga Museum and Nishiki Market. Kawaramachi and Nijō Castle are also within 15 minutes. Karasuma Oike Station is only a 2-minute walk and Karasuma Station is 9 minutes.

    Hotel Monterey Kyoto NT$2,263
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    604 Manjuya-cho, Sanjo-sagaru, Kyoto, Kyoto
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Rokakkudo Temple and Nishiki Market. Kyoto International Manga Museum and Shijo Omiya are also within 10 minutes. Karasuma Oike Station is only a 4-minute walk and Karasuma Station is 6 minutes.

      RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto NT$2,593
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      1 Taimatsu-cho, Shiokoji-sagaru, HigashiHorikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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        ORIENTAL HOTEL KYOTO ROKUJO

        181 Bokumikanabutsu-cho, Aburanokojidori Rokujo Agaru, Kyoto, Kyoto
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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            Hotel Resol Kyoto Kawaramachi-Sanjo NT$1,874
            Hotel Resol Kyoto Kawaramachi-Sanjo

            Hotel Resol Kyoto Kawaramachi-Sanjo

            59-1 Daikokucho, Kawaramachi-doru Sanjo, Kyoto, Kyoto
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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              Daiwa Royal Hotel Grande Kyoto NT$2,213
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              Daiwa Royal Hotel Grande Kyoto

              15 Nishi-Iwamotocho, Higashi-kujo, Kyoto, Kyoto
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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                Kyoto Hotel Okura NT$4,115
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                604-8558 Kawaramachi-Oike,Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
                   
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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