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. Unlike department stores, almost everything you will find at Nishiki is locally produced and procured. Nishiki have 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 prosper 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. Now, many tourists from around the world visit Nishiki to experience the sights, the sounds and the smells of the market. Also please remember that Nishiki is a busy market, and we do "real" business here. So please refrain from behaviours that may cause incovenience to the shops or customers, such as: excessive food sampling or standing in the middle of the road.