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[Facility] Nishiki Market

Weekday mornings tend to be least crowded. Weekends are very crowded. Many of the shops close at 6:00pm. Shop holidays vary.

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Nishiki Market

Nishiki Market

This market has long been known as "Kyoto's kitchen". Each individual shop specializes in certain commodities, such as fish, pickles, tofu, mackerel sushi or Kyoto vegetables. Nearly all purchases are made with the help of the shopkeeper, who takes time to attend to individual customer needs, which makes for more enjoyable shopping. Shop displays are positioned low down, which makes for easy viewing for wheelchair users. The market passageway is level (no steps/ramped steps) so wheelchair and buggy users can browse the market comfortably. But note that some small north-south roads used by cars have to be crossed when moving through the market. (Month checked: 2011.Aug, )

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[Parking]Coin-operated parking spaces nearby
[Wheelchair friendly toilet] None
[Others] Arcade

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Highlights & Barrier Free Info


Konnamonja This is a tofu maker near Kitano-Tenmangu Shrine. It has always been popular. And besides tofu, it makes bite-size doughnuts out of soymilk. Watching these being deep fried is fun. And, if it is a weekday, you can probably go inside in your wheelchair to enjoy some doughnuts.


UorikiThis is a long-established fish-grilling shop in the Nishiki Market street. The available foods are presented in a easy-to-see fashion and you can ask the shop to grill you something on the spot.

Nishiki Market (Sakaimachi-dori to Yanaginobanba-dori)

Nishiki Market (Sakaimachi-dori to Yanaginobanba-dori)This market street attracts young and old alike, with many of them being regulars to the street, coming here to buy tasty, fresh produce prepared and sold by the many stores in the street. This is one of those memorable places you will want to return to time after time.


MasugoKyoto has a grand selection of Japanese pickles ranging from traditional ones to a string of new creations, like mushrooms pickled in rice bran. This shop offers samples of stocked pickles. And, if you like what you have tried, just say, nuka-tsuke-hitotsu, and staff will pull out a pickled item from the rice bran to sell you. This is a great way to find something new.

Miki Keiran

Miki KeiranThis well-established store has been dedicated to making egg rolls for many years. In an age of machine-made products, it is a delight to watch the well-versed cook at work, hand making egg roll after egg roll, which are all for sale across the counter.


KawamasaThis is a long-established greengrocer's shop. The low-standing displays make it easy for wheelchair users to see the produce sold here, including Kyoto vegetables and other seasonal delights, which can be bought by the punnet or by weight. There is enough space for wheelchair users to go inside this shop.


IyomataThis long-standing sushi shop started life as a fishmonger. People come from far and wide to buy the saba-zushi (mackerel sushi) sold here as a Kyoto treat. There is no wheelchair friendly toilet here, but there is enough room to eat inside the shop.

Nomura Tsukudani

Nomura TsukudaniThis tsukudani (ingredients boiled in soy) shop returned to this locale from the Central Market and it serves many tsukudani dishes, with samples placed at a low-level in the shop for easy sampling.


NotoyoThe history of Nishiki Market starts with river fish. And, at this store, you can see eels being grilled and coated with a top-secret sauce as well as loach, soft-shelled turtles and catfish swimming around in tanks at your feet.


AritsuguBeing a market where chefs come to buy their ingredients, Nishiki Market also has developed into an street that deals in kitchen utensils. And, this shop has plenty of them. Wheelchair users can enter here. And once you do, you will see all sorts of knives and other cooking utensils. Purchase one, and a craftsman will engrave your name on it for you.

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