Omicho Market, Kanazawa
(3.7/5 based on 1,300+ 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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  • In the old days it was crowded with locals who are now on the market for tourists. I came to buy the ingredients for dinner after a long time where fish is any black and only the crabs. Old and atmosphere has changed considerably. I enjoy quite a bit if you come
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  • Omicho market is about 800m walk from Kanazawa station. It's housed indoor where you find rows of stalls selling fresh produce such as vegetables, seafood, fruits and you can get a nice kaisendon for ...  more »
  • During Koyuki went shopping street alley for heating, and so cold! Stores are dealing with the Bowl take up warm in the restaurant on the second floor, not to look at my products so I thought where is high. Rumor, well known store meals long line seems to be. 2.3 round restaurant city supper finally finding Kaga vegetables Tempura shop, somehow warmed. Kaga vegetables Tempura being the only vegetable. Of course shrimp and squid are not. Well it was still delicious. Barely heating shop on the ground floor and look around many crab and black throat. Even if it isn't it-. High on high is the person who buys it. Tokyo Ueno ameyoko is cheaper, such as. Ended up buying nothing, ate the tempura by. A wide range in size, but there are a lot of stores so well?!?
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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!