Nishiki Market is the
traditional and popular market.
It has a history of four hundred years as the main market of the former capital.
It is called "Nishiki-ichiba" in Japanese, and people in Kyoto shorten the word like "Nishiki".
The market is along Nishikikoji Street one block north and parallel to
Shijo Street running from east to west.
And the east end is Teramachi Street and the west end is Takakura Street.
The length is about 400 meters.
There are many shops of fish, vegitable and some other foods in this
But we can find unique Kyoto vegitables (kinds of vegitables that are created around only Kyoto) and Kyoto pickles there.
Also there are the shops of tofu and yuba.
Some shops sell various ready made foods. They are called "Obanzai" in the Kyoto dialect.
Get off at Shijo station on Karasuma Line. About 3 minutes walk from there.
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Kyoto Imperial Palace