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Kyoto Kodawari Marche

京都こだわりマルシェ
Area North
Category Flea Market

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Kyoto Kodawari Marche is an event held at the Kyoto Prefectural old Head Office, based on the theme of “food”. It is held about 3 times every year. Marche means “market” in French. The name indicates the purpose of the event: to give everyone, from children to adults, an opportunity to both have fun and think about “food” for a day, regardless of their generation, what kind of work they do, etc. With safe and trustworthy vegetables and fruits, hand-made jam and sweets, and food from famous restaurants, it’s like a theme park for food! On this particular day, we went to the 15th Kyoto Kodawari Marche.

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All sorts of stores line up in the plaza outside the building.
Check out at all these delicious-looking vegetables lined up. The round eggplant is the “Kamo-Nasu”(Kamo eggplant) of Kyoto. How lovely!

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Hand-made cider. It’s refreshing.

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In addition to food, there are a lot of accessories and crafts for sale

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These are prepared foods. They’re selling sushi and pickles.

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(left) “sudare”(a bamboo blind) with cute designs
(right) Carefully cultivated bonsai and potted plants.

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hand-made bread, jam and sweets. They all look delicious.

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There are even stores inside the building.

By the way, the Kyoto Prefectural old Head Office is a renaissance-style building constructed in the early 20th-century, and has been selected as an Important Cultural Property of Japan.

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Inside the building, you’ll mainly find hand-made goods such as bags and accessories. You’ll have a great time just looking around.

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There were also some food items. This is some delicious-looking sushi offered by a sushi restaurant in Kyoto’s Nishijin are.

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There are also some events held. There are live music performances and street performers, and Kyoto’s mascot also makes an appearance. Children are sure to have a great time.

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This is the courtyard. It mostly has restaurants with delicious food.

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I bought some gelato. I picked strawberry and tomato. The tomato was refreshing and surprisingly delicious.

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I also had some German bread and sausage, with these cute pickles. The sausage was really juicy and the bread had a rustic flavor - they were both delicious.

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This stand serves delicious black tea.

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What do you think? There’s delicious food and fun events, and talking to the sellers is also fun. It’s worth going.


Address Yabunouchicho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
京都府京都市上京区藪之内町下立売通新町西入
Open 10:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.
Admission free
Refarence For details, please visit the following website:
URL http://kodawarimarche.jimdo.com/
Access 5 minute walk from City Bus Stop Fucho-mae
10 minute walk from Subway Marutamachi Station
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