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Omicho Market, Kanazawa

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
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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  • Too early to visit, some restaurants still close...what a pity cause we cancelled hotel breakfast so we can eat fresh seafood meals at this market. This market it's worth to explore, just don't come.....  more »
  • One of the best attractions in Kanazawa. Go early morning and take in all the action. Be sure to bring your camera.  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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