Nishiki Market in Kyoto

Food Chronicles

Kyoto’s Kitchen

 

Kyoto is a city overflowing with natural beauty and landmarks that cannot be missed. Without a doubt, food enthusiasts must include Nishiki Market on their itineraries.

Originally a fish market, the Nishiki Market opened in 1310. Today it is known as “Kyoto’s Kitchen.”

The market spans along a narrow pedestrian street with five blocks of shops generations-old specializing in everything food related.

Fresh seafood, produce, snacks, kitchenware, and local specialties such as pickles, miso, egg products, whole fried fish, and sweets.  Everything.

The atmosphere is bustling, yet pleasant because of the orderly Japanese culture.

Locals shop for daily ingredients for their homes or restaurants, while tourists fascinate over the whole scene.

 

Restaurants along the market

If you get hungry, and you undoubtedly will with all that eye candy of food, there are restaurants along the perpendicular alleys and parallel streets.  For a taste of Kyoto, try Gogyo for ramen and Katsukura for katsu.

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The path of Nishiki Market
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Crowded with locals and tourists
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Freshly roasting chestnuts
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Roasted local chestnuts – a winter treat
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Egg cooks on the line making tamago
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Local miso
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Local eggs
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Fried fish on sticks
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Handcrafted dishes
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Specialized knives for lefties
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Knives to cut and trim eel
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Don’t miss Katsukura!  The origins of the katsu restaurant in Kyoto
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Perfectly fried, crispy, crunchy with quality pork and paired with a cold biiru

 

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Nishiki Market
Nishikikōji-dōri
between Teramachi & Takakura
Nakagyō-ku
Kyoto
09:00 – 18:00

Katsukura
~ 312 Higashidaimonjicho
Teramachi Shijo-dori Kado
Nakagyo-ku
Kyoto
+81-75-221-5261
~ 674 Bantoyacho
Higashinotoin Shijo-dori Agaru
Nakagyo-ku
Kyoto
+81-75-221-4191
~ 16 Ishibashi-cho Sanjo-dori
Kawaramachi nishi-iru
Nakagyo-ku
Kyoto
+81-75-212-3581
~ Katsukura Kyoto Stn. Bldg.
The Cube 11th Fl
Kyoto-eki Building
Kyoto
+81-75-365-8666

Gogyo
452 Jumonjicho
Yanagi Baba-dori
Kyoto
+81-75-254-5567


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