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Omicho Market, Kanazawa

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Peruse the day's seafood catch along with the locals at Omicho Market, a large venue selling fresh food in Kanazawa. Established in the mid-18th century, the market serves up produce, meat, fish, and flowers. Vendors will serve you samples of their wares in front of their stands, and the restaurants inside the market get especially busy around noon. Join the crowds to try the regional specialty, a rice bowl topped with Kanazawa seafood. To visit Omicho Market on your holiday in Kanazawa, and find out what else Kanazawa has to offer, use our Kanazawa.
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  • Really authentic local market where you can eat what you see. A must visit in Kanazawa. It is also near one of the historic samurai housing areas. Very interesting walk around.  more »
  • The main floor is almost always filled with shoppers looking to buy fresh seafood or try out the restaurants. The shops also offer fresh produce, dried goods, and even clothes. The second floor has.....  more »
  • Well worth a visit and stroll around the markets selling local fish, vegetables and fruits. Unfortunately we visited on a Wednesday and many shops were closed. However a number of restaurants had large queues outside with eager dinners! Will try to visit again during another day to see if the vibe is different but really enjoyed the time I spent here in the popular market. Note: there are a number of signs asking you NOT to take photos of the foods
  • Located within walking distance to Kanazawa station. There were a lot of shops selling fresh seafood. It’s all under one roof, come rain or shine, you’re well protected. The raw oysters were rather expensive compared to other fish markets around Japan.

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