Kyoto is a historical and beautiful city. The former Japanese capital is full of ancient wonders and hidden treasures. Kyoto has a great nightlife, that must be explored.

Visitors to Kyoto tend to concentrate on the cities many daytime cultural activities. Then go back to their hotels for a plate of sushi and an early night. However, Kyoto has some hidden night time gems, that need to be explored.

 

Nishiki Market

Nishiki Market

Nishiki Market

Asia is famous for its night markets, and Kyoto is no exception. Nishiki Market gives you the perfect chance to mingle with the locals and hunt for unique souvenirs your friends and family will love.

The locals refer to Nishiki Market as the Kyoto Pantry. This is the largest traditional food market in Kyoto. Ninshika market is a covered market, meaning you can go exploring whatever the weather. The market runs the length of the entire street. However, you will find some exciting stalls and shops on the small side streets.


Nishiki Market is a fantastic place to find local food and trinkets. Most stall holders love to offer tourists free samples of their food. Making this the perfect place to learn about Japanese food and try some new snacks and nibbles. If you become inspired by the food you see at Nishiki Market, you could even try a Japanese cooking class.

Nishiki Market map

Nishiki Market map

 

Kamogawa River

Kamogawa River

Kamogawa River

This is a beautiful part of Kyoto for a night-time walk. Kamogawa River has a reputation as a romantic spot. Here you will see young Japanese couples walking hand in hand alongside the banks of this beautiful river. If you are lucky, you will see ladies wearing traditional Japanese dress as they walk along the banks of the Kamogawa River.

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