There is a Nishiki that even Nishiki people do not know

“There are Nishikis that even people from Nishiki don’t know. Walking through the 390-meter long market is like walking along a road with a 400-year-long history. Nishiki Market is not only known for its history and arcade, but also for its deep shopping district. You can find rare ingredients that cannot be found elsewhere, unique food culture that Kyoto has cultivated, and knowledge that can only be taught by experts. Please enjoy the various aspects of Nishiki.”

To all visitors to Nishiki Market: Request and Information

Nishiki Market offers many things that will pique your interest, such as seasonal and fresh products, as well as items that cannot be found elsewhere. There are also many shops that will cook your food on the spot or sell processed foods that can be eaten right away. Most of these shops have eat-in corners (spaces where you can eat and drink). Since you have come all the way to Nishiki Market, we hope you will take the opportunity to try some of these foods. When doing so, please follow the following requests to ensure that there are no problems or conflicts among customers.


  • 1 Please do not walk around the market while eating. In the crowded market, there is a risk of causing problems such as staining other customers’ clothes.
  • 2 Please use the eat-in corners inside the shops. There are shops in Nishiki Market where you can bring in the products you purchased in the market and eat there. Please make use of them as well. These areas provide a comfortable and spacious environment for customers with small children or large groups.


609 Nishidaimonjicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 604-8054,Japan
Phone:075-211-3882 (Nishiki Market Shopping District Promotion Association)

  • For those coming by train:

    3 minutes walk from Shijo Station on the Kyoto City Subway Karasuma Line
    3 minutes walk from Karasuma Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line
    4 minutes walk from Kyoto Kawaramachi Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line
    10 minutes walk from Shijo Station on the Keihan Main Line.

  • For those coming by bus:

    Take Kyoto City Bus No.5 from Kyoto Station and get off at Shijo Takakura (in front of Daimaru Department Store), then walk for about 2 minutes to Nishiki Market.

  • For those coming by taxi:

    Tell the driver to take you to “Nishiki Market”.

  • For those arriving by car:

    From the Meishin Expressway, take either the “Kyoto-Minami Interchange” or “Kyoto-Higashi Interchange” and follow National Route 1 towards the city center.
    Then, head north on Gojo-dori and turn east onto Shijo-dori.
    From the second traffic light on Shijo-dori after turning east (Takakura-dori), you will see an arcade on the north side between the sixth traffic light (Gokoumachi-dori).
    That is Nishiki Market.