Nishiki Market, is a narrow shopping street, located on a road one block north and parallel to Shijo Street. Nishiki is about 390 meters long and runs east-west, from Teramachi Street to Takakura Street. Along both sides of the 5 meters wide road, line about 126 shops and stalls, selling traditional Japanese traditional foods,ingredients and other novel items. Many kinds of pickles, Japanese sweets, dried food, sushi, and fresh seafood and vegetables can be found here. Nishiki has a very long history, the first store (fish store) opened as early as the 1311. Then in the Edo period (16th century), Nishiki became a proper fish market, with several wholesale fish stores operating. Later, the market shift from wholesale to retail sale, and store selling items other than seafood opened too.
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