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Nishiki Market
Nishiki Market

Nishiki Market

Nishikikoji-dori, Kyoto, 460-0003

The Basics

Although you can explore the market independently, opting for a guided walking tour is a great way to bridge the language barrier, learn more about the vast array of foods, and pick up buying tips. Sample local delicacies including sushi and sake during a food tasting tour; capture the colorful produce and bustling atmosphere on a photography tour; or get hands-on and take part in a traditional Japanese cooking class, using ingredients purchased from the market.

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Daytime Kyoto -Nishiki Market and Gion District Cultural Walking Food Tour
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Daytime Kyoto -Nishiki Market and Gion District Cultural Walking Food Tour
$100.10 per adult
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A must do experience for families!
My 10yo son and I had a great food tour with our guide! She was patient, gave us an opportunity to buy items as we went through the market, and gave us a good understanding of the local food and culture in the area. This made a great addition to our Kyoto visit and encouraged us to try different food items throughout the rest of our stay!
Keisha_A, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Kyoto

Amazing tour guide
Allison_J, Apr 2022
Nishiki Market Breakfast Walking Food Tour
Our tour guide was so funny and answered any questions we could think of on not just the market, but in Kyoto! He showed us highlights, history, and recommended the best food try’s there was to offer.
Great guide and best market experience in Japan
Christopher_M, Oct 2019
Daytime Kyoto -Nishiki Market and Gion District Cultural Walking Food Tour
Hiromi was a super guide with a thorough background of Kyoto and Nishiki market. Must to experience in Kyoto.
Food tour
Joy_B, Jul 2021
Daytime Kyoto -Nishiki Market and Gion District Cultural Walking Food Tour
I enjoyed my time with my guide. I ate food I would not have tired and explored places I would go back to if I ever find myself again in Japan.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • There is no entrance fee to the market.

  • Opening times vary, but most shops and stalls are open from 9am to 5pm.

  • Make sure you bring local currency—many stalls won’t accept credit cards or foreign currency.

  • The market is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.

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How to Get There

Nishiki Market is located in downtown Kyoto, near the Daimaru department store. The closest subway stations are Shijo Station on the Karasuma line and Karasuma on the Hankyu line, both around a 5-minute walk from the market.

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When to Get There

The Nishiki Food Market is open daily, and the entire market is covered, so it’s a safe bet for a rainy day. Available produce and foods depend on the season, and some stalls may be closed on Wednesday or Sunday.

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Dining at Nishiki Food Market

Among the heaps of fresh fish, pickled vegetables, and mushroom varieties, Nishiki also has plenty of options for lunch, from street food vendors to casual sit-down restaurants. Tuck into a tasty omelette or a steaming bowl of soup; order a platter of sushi, sashimi, and yakitori; or try something more adventurous such as tako tamago (quail egg embedded in octopus), candied kumquats, or pickled gourds. For snacks, pick up some roasted chestnuts, tofu donuts, mochi (rice cakes), and various wagashi (Japanese sweets).

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Frequently Asked Questions
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