Omicho Market, Kanazawa
(3.7/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
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 trip to Kanazawa, use our Kanazawa travel itinerary planner.
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  • Eating MOM and his grandmother, the family took back home because it is totally fresh story is among them which is very delicious! Thick body is size is soft and mild taste (^-^) but Japan is delicious-.-! # OMI-Cho market # Kanazawa port # freshness # stable
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  • A great place to buy fresh fish, fruits and veggies. You can also grab fresh sushi one of the many restaurants. 
  • Is it completely new kitchen in Kanazawa is a famous market in 20 years Buri arrives is everywhere.... Inside runners are great indeed. But including their walking, most tourists feel it is. There were a lot of foreigners. Never cheap price and the size is the same as the Nijo fish market of the Sapporo, I thought. You are looking for the squid delicacy! It is an indescribably delicious squid article.
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  • I think it's quite a touristy place and a friend of mine from Kanazawa confirmed my impression saying local people avoid it. Food it's expensive, done for the masses of visitors that visit the market since early in the morning. It's not impossible to get good food, but I expected an experience more authentic.
  • An amazing variety of seafood, produce, and stands for unagi, croquettes, mochi, and much more. Upper floors have restaurants, but the ground floor is where the market is located. As a tourist, the experience is interesting and fun, but the prices are generally on the higher side.
  • Very satisfied after a trip to this market place. It's full of seafood stalls that can prepare sashimi of seafood of your choice on the spot. Had the freshest uni, ebi and oyster sashimi in my life. A heaven for tourists in terms of eating, shopping, and taking photos, the market is also where the locals shop.
  • Small but great local fish market. Fish and seafood from Kanazawa is famous and even sold at Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market. Come here before closing hours and the fishmongers are willing to strike a deal.
  • A must-stop before proceeding to other sites. It is located near the Kanazawa JR station thus making walkable. The market is filled with a lot of fresh fruits and catch of the season. You can request for them to prepare the fresh seafood for you to eat, as many tourists do not have an access to a kitchen. I had a good bowl of Kaisendon in the market and it was worth the 30mins wait!