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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.
Eat, see, and stay in Shinkyogoku Shopping District
My wife and I were here on a Gate1 tour with 34 others.
The shopping arcade is in a covered area for pedestrians, lots of shops for souvenirs and food.
Very pleasant area to wander around and get an idea of possible gifts.
"Quiet Mall for some shopping and absorbing Japanese modern culture"
reviewed 17 April 2019 by JohnSMah
I saw many clothing and shoe stores here as well as kimono stores. I'm not sure if the local Japanese shop here but I've observed the Japanese have a very unique modern style that mixes many different elements. Sweaters, skirts, shoes, hats, American logos/phrases. It's fun to walk this mall although if you skipped it, you wouldn't miss anything special...
Happen to walk on in here by accident, easily some of the best food on the trip. Everything is fresh, homemade and delicious. The soup was great, as were the salad bowls. Don't even know how it was possible to make such good vegan desert as well...
We had dinner here with our group tour and it was amazing. The food was delicious and beautiful. The service was top notch as well.
If you want an authentic Kaiseki dining experience in Kyoto, this is it.
"Unique Experience - not your standardized marriott"
reviewed 24 January 2019 by Eva K
If you go to Japan you must stay at a traditional ryokan. Worried at first what to expect but just as the whole Japan: you get a great sense of exotics with a maximum travel comfort. Also, the reputation of Japan being expensive I gladly cannot accept.
Matsui has a perfect location in the centre of Kyoto next to the...
Traditional ryokan managed by 7 and 8 th generation, beautiful hotel, incredible kaiseki style dinner presented in exquisite lacquer ware. Kimonos laid out for guests to wear. Charming staff. Fluent English. Well organised. Would come back in a heart beat.
Location: Accessible from Kyoto Station to the local subway (then walk about 4-5 short blocks). Walkable to nearby Kanagawa River (and the uber-touristy Pontocho), and Gion district.
Staff: limited English, but very friendly and accommodating
Room: great Japanese home setup (ie tatamim mats during the day, futon beds at night). Clean toilets and fresh towels.
Extras: Onsen only available from...
I stayed here for 5 nights as a solo traveller whilst visiting Kyoto and surrounding area. The place is very conveniently located - a short walk from the subway/metro station, and is within walking distance to many sites (shopping areas,temples and famous Gion district).
I walked almost everywhere and used the subway to get to ‘Kyoto station’ where I caught...