Nishiki Market

An interesting downtown market near to Kyoto station.  Nishiki Market is known as a place to find Kyoto’s most famous fish, snacks and other various goods.

 Budget travel tips

  • Walk down the recommended route on the map below.
  • Prices can be reasonable, but look around before purchasing as there is much on offer.

How to get there

From Kyoto station, take the Karasuma line (Kyoto subway)  to Shijo station (210 yen, 3 minutes).  By bus, take the No. 5 or 57 bus to Shijo-Karasuma.  It’s not that far from Kyoto station, and is about 30 minutes walk north up Karasuma Dori street.

From other locations, take the bus to Shijo-Karasuma.


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Recommended Hostels and Cheap Hotels

Khaosan Kyoto Guest House and Khaosan Kyoto Theater

Khaosan have a load of hostels in Tokyo, and their Kyoto hostels are solid hostel experiences. Expect polite, excitable staff and really good prices.

Khaosan Kyoto Guest House: Check prices at

Khaosan Kyoto Theater: Check prices at

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Kyoto Accommodation Guide

Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who has lived in and visited Japan for over a decade. Having traveled across the country, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel here, and has also worked for many leading tourism companies. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association.