Market Spots in Ishikawa Area

  • Omicho Market
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kamioumichou 50
    Omicho Market in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture has been nicknamed “Kanazawa’s Kitchen.” The Market has rows of retail shops selling food products (mainly fresh foods) and miscellaneous daily necessaries; it has underpinned Kanazawa’s gastronomic culture for nearly 300 years, since the Edo period. Fruit juices in which the straw is stuck straight into the fruit, and Kaisen Don (a bowl of rice topped with seafood) with plenty of delicious, fresh seafood toppings are particularly popular with tourists. Omicho Market is around 15 minutes’ walk from Kanazawa Station.
  • Wajima Asaichi
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Kawaimachi
    Located in Kawaimachi, Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, this is one of the largest morning markets in Japan and contains between 100 and 250 different stalls. It is said to have a history over 1,000 years old, and many of the sellers and customers are women. You’ll find fresh fish sold by women in the fishing village, locally raised vegetables, handicrafts sold by women of the neighborhood farmhouses, and more, and the energetic sale cries echo throughout the market. The morning market is open from 8 a.m. to noon and is closed for the first three days of the New Year as well as the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month.
  • Kanazawako Ikiiki Uoichi
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Muryoujimachi
    A market filled with fresh-caught seafood from Ishikawa Prefecture located in Kanazawa Port a 15 minute walk from the Kanazawa Port Exit of JR Kanazawa Station. Here you'll find the freshest seafood put up for sale immediately after being bought wholesale at auction. In addition, because the market's shops are directly operated by sellers and the seafood doesn't pass through the hands of various middlemen, the prices are extremely reasonable. There are six shops in the market, including a shop where you can enjoy a seafood rice bowl on the spot, a shop selling vegetables, and a shop which carries processed foods like dried fish and tsukudani foods boiled and preserved in soy sauce. Only in November and December, you can buy Kano crab and snow crab.
  • Futa‧7 no Morning Market
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Suzu-shi Iidamachi
  • Wajima Noyushi
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Fugeshimachi 1
  • Mikawa Minato Kitokito Ichi
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Hakusan-shi Mikawa Eitaimachi

Ishikawa Areas

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Long, thin Ishikawa prefecture runs along the Sea of Japan up into Noto Peninsula. Highlights of the seaside towns lining the west coast include Kanazawa, often described as a "Little Kyoto" thanks to its old wooden tea houses and geisha culture as well as its picturesque Japanese garden, Kenroku-en.

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