Nishiki Market - Kyoto, Japan
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
N 35° 00.300 E 135° 45.755
53S E 569583 N 3873863
Quick Description: Nishiki Market is a marketplace in downtown Kyoto, located on a road one block north and parallel to Shijo Street and west of Teramachi Street. Rich with history and tradition, the market is renowned as the place to obtain many of Kyoto's famous foods and goods.
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Date Posted: 10/8/2018 4:39:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMZAEB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George
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Long Description:
From japan-guide: "Nishiki Market is a narrow, five block long shopping street lined by more than one hundred shops and restaurants. Known as "Kyoto's Kitchen", this lively retail market specializes in all things food related, like fresh seafood, produce, knives and cookware, and is a great place to find seasonal foods and Kyoto specialties, such as Japanese sweets, pickles, dried seafood and sushi.

Nishiki Market has a pleasant but busy atmosphere that is inviting to those who want to explore the variety of culinary delights that Kyoto is famous for. The stores found throughout the market range in size from small narrow stalls to larger two story shops. Most specialize in a particular type of food, and almost everything sold at the market is locally produced and procured.

Some of the shops freely give out samples or sell sample dishes and skewers meant to be eaten then and there. There are also a few small restaurants and food stands selling ready-made food. A few are sit-down establishments, although some consist of no more than a couple of stools and a bar. They usually specialize in one type of food, and are often attached to a store of the same specialty.

The market has a history of several centuries, and many stores have been operated by the same families for generations. It all started as a fish wholesale district, with the first shop opening around 1310. A larger variety of shops moved in later, and the area changed from a wholesale market to retail. Today it remains an important market for Kyoto and is often packed with locals and tourists alike.

The Nishiki Market can be reached on foot in less than five minutes from Shijo Station on the Karasuma Subway Line or Karasuma or Kawaramachi Stations on the Hankyu Line." (visit link)
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Hours of Operation:
Varies by store, typically 9:00 to 18:00; Closed: Varies by store, typically Wednesday or Sunday


Admission Prices:
Free


Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Up to 1 hour

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle or Public Transportation

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