Kyoto’s four hundred year old Nishiki Market is a virtual paradise for food and ethnic Japanese goods. Join me as I walk through Japan’s most iconic markets.
Known as “Kyoto’s Kitchen”, Nishiki Market is a lively market in Kyoto that dates back to over four hundred years. It’s a great place to see attractively displayed fresh seafood, produce and for seasonal Kyoto specialities like sweets and pickles.
The market is spread over five blocks and has close to over a hundred stores. I paid a quick visit to Nishiki when I was in Kyoto. While I reached the market a little before closing time, it certainly was a veritable riot of colors and colorful displays.
The closest station to Nishiki is the Shijo Station on the Karasuma Subway Line or Karasuma or Kawaramachi Stations on the Hankyu Line. The market is a short 10-15 minute walk from these stations. The market is open from 9:00 to 18:00 on most days, but stores remains closed on Wednesday or Sunday (depending on the store)
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