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Shinkyogoku Shopping District
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Address: Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Small-group Kyoto Walking Tour including Traditional Japanese Snacks and Drinks
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Shop till ya drop

If shopping and eating are your thing to do out--- this is the one stop place. Nails hair food guitars beer on and on. So much to see and do.

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Preston S
Whistler, Canada
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Whistler, Canada
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428 reviews
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

If shopping and eating are your thing to do out--- this is the one stop place. Nails hair food guitars beer on and on. So much to see and do.

Thank Preston S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

There were not so many people as we went on a weekday. But the environment is good for people watching and to get some souvenirs. There is also a junction where you could go to Nishiki market for the local food ! Some say it is expensive but we like that we get to see and experience a lot of... More 

Thank Luca77f
Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

A wide variety of stuff to offer. A bit crowded & touristy. Was only there for a particular old time senbei shop at the corner of Teramachi & Sanjo Dori.

2 Thank lyllie2016
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669 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This arcade and the nearby Shingyokogu arcade stretch for blocks in downtown Kyoto. They provide endless people-watching, shopping choices, and lots of color in a rain-free covered arcade. In addition to the shops, there are temples and shrines tucked into many of the blocks. We went back several times during our stay. There was always something else to explore!

Thank ArlettaC
Coquitlam, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Not as great as Tanukikoji in Sapporo, but I liked this one better than Nakamise in Tokyo that I'd done before this one and the ones in Osaka (near Dotonbori) and Nagasaki (near Chinatown) that I did after this one; but as far as the structure goes, it's pretty much like those in other Japanese cities - a shopping street... More 

Thank Myo M
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

These long, covered shopping streets are quite colorful and you may easily spend hours browsing for whatever may catch your eyes. In between, be prepared to come across beautiful shrines, or to taste delicious local foods. We were looking especially for kimonos to bring home (we were told to buy from Kyoto, not from Tokyo). We found several with beautiful... More 

Thank ilieadrianp
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

Even local street designers from Tokyo take trips to Kyoto to check out latest trends that originate there! feel the mood of the shoppers on weekends especially as they peruse the various little quaint shops laid out in neat rows in the area.from silver jewellery to Ebisu limited edition jeans,wooden hair clips, leather jackets and locally designed bags and clothes.And... More 

Thank lyn7777
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

After going through 5 blocks of the Nishiki Market, we enter the Teramachi Shopping Arcade. Our 14 year old daughter is loving all the anime shops, where there are anime vending machines. There's a lot of manga stores, shops with green tea snacks, and clothing stores. It's a great way to spend a rainy afternoon in Kyoto.

Thank JennShio
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

But specialize more in cookware and cooking utensils. Have a couple sweet desert shops and a wider walkway that Nishiki. Recommended if in the area.

Thank daikin
Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

A great Place to shop knives, tea pots and anything you might desire from the Japanese kitchen. Even though it's crowded, it does not matter.

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Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Those who delight in shopping and cuisine will find themselves at home in Shinkyogoku. Lauded and visited by locals for its Nishiki Market, where baskets of fragrant spices, dried fish, and just-fried foods are piled high along the snaking streets of its enclosed outdoor shopping spaces, Shinkyogoku is not only a hub for fresh fare, but also for fast fashion fixes. Trends-in-the-making can be spotted in the tall windows of several one-of-a-kind stores featuring local labels and modish boutiques. Arcades, outdoor concert spaces, mega department stores, and small, enchanting cafes have sprung up to accommodate the increasing traffic. Whether looking for souvenirs and kitsch on Shinkyogoku Street, or scoping out the massive food court and restaurant floor at Takashimaya Department store, there's something for every wallet or purse, and a buyer for every item.
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