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

At Nishiki Market, there are plenty of enticing things such as seasonal and fresh products, as well as unique items you won't find elsewhere. There are also many shops that can cook the food for you on the spot or sell processed goods that can be enjoyed immediately. Since you've come all the way to Nishiki Market, I hope you'll take the opportunity to savor these offerings. In doing so, please make sure to observe the following requests to ensure there are no troubles between customers.


  • 1 Please do not walk through the market while eating under any circumstances. There is a risk of causing troubles such as staining other customers' clothing in the crowded market.
  • 2 Please consume your purchases in front of the shop or inside the shop.


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.