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Nishiki Market, Kyoto Nishiki ichiba marketplace

All the ingredients only Kyoto can offer! The market has supported Kyoto gourmet food for over 400 years.

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Market, Shopping street

Nishiki Market is located on Nishikikoji Street, north of Shijo Street, Kyoto’s main street. The fish market thrived here, and in 1615, it received official permission from the Edo Shogunate to expand. It is called “Kyoto’s kitchen” and offers a wide range of foods such as Kyoto vegetables, fresh-water fish from Lake Biwa, Hamo (conger pike), Guji (tilefish), Sasakarei (half-dried flounder), Yuba (tofu skin), Namafu, and pickles. Most of Kyoto’s special ingredients can be found here.

The arcade stretches 390 meters from east to west, and is lined with about 130 stores on both sides. Among them are soy milk doughnuts, namafu buns, fish ball tempura, yuba cream croquettes, and many other Kyoto gourmet foods that are hard to choose from. The market prohibits eating or drinking while strolling, so you should take your purchases to an eat-in area. At Kyoto's antenna shop, “Tango TABLE” in the market, customers can bring in items from other stores by ordering at least one item per customer. And at “Nishiki Shokudo” near the market, customers can do the same by ordering one drink per customer.

This place has become known as a related place to Ito Jakuchu, an artist in the Edo period, who is popular overseas. He was born into a vegetable wholesaler in Nishiki Market, and there is a monument at the site of his birthplace. Also, some stores decorate their shutters with colorful and detailed paintings of Jakuchu, so taking a tour of the art on shutters would be entertaining.

Highlights

  • This market with a long history has been loved for over 400 years.
  • It offers a large selection of Kyoto ingredients and is used by professional chefs.
  • The eat-in area and lots of take-out foods are available.
  • Art on store shutters by Ito Jakuchu, an artist in the Edo period, entertains your eyes.

Photos

  • This colorful canopy makes shopping easy even on rainy days.

    This colorful canopy makes shopping easy even on rainy days.

  • At “Tango TABLE”, you can bring in your purchases from other stores. It offers specialties from Tango in Kyoto, such as craft beer and sausages.

    At “Tango TABLE”, you can bring in your purchases from other stores. It offers specialties from Tango in Kyoto, such as craft beer and sausages.

  • Even when the stores are closed, the art on the store shutters keeps your eyes entertained.

    Even when the stores are closed, the art on the store shutters keeps your eyes entertained.

Reviews

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  • AngeLourdsky

    從商店所賣的食材及吃的食物當中,可以貼近當地人生活日常,不論去到哪個國家我都很喜歡去逛市場。

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Details

Name in Japanese
京都錦市場商店街振興組合
Postal Code
604-8054
Address
609 Nishidaimonjicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Telephone
075-211-3882 (Kyoto Nishiki Market Promotion Association)
Holiday
Varies by store
Business Hours
Varies by store
Directions
1) A 3-minute walk from Shijo Station on the Karasuma Line Kyoto Subway
2) A 3-minute walk from Karasuma Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line
3) A 4-minute walk from Kyoto-Kawaramachi Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line
4) A 10-minute walk from Gion-Shijo Station on the Keihan Main Line
Credit Cards
Varies by store
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)