Nishiki Market

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A gate to the market
Fish sale

Nishiki Market (市場, Nishiki Ichiba, literally "brocade market") is a marketplace in downtown Kyoto, located on a road one block north and parallel to Shijō Street (四条通, Shijō-dōri) and west of Teramachi Street (寺町通, Teramachi-dōri). Rich with history and tradition, the market is renowned as the place to obtain many of Kyoto's famous foods and goods.


  • Aritsugu is famous for its hand-crafted knives. It was founded by Aritsugu Fujiwara, a master swordsmith, in 1560.[1]
  • Daiyasu 大安 (daiysu) is known for their raw oysters.


  1. ^ Durston, Diane (2005). Old Kyoto: A Guide to Traditional Shops, Restaurants, and Inns. Kodansha International. p. 114. ISBN 978-4-7700-2994-2.

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Coordinates: 35°0′18.1″N 135°45′58.1″E / 35.005028°N 135.766139°E / 35.005028; 135.766139