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Address: Kamiomicho, Kanazawa 920-0905, Ishikawa Prefecture
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+81 76-231-1462

Open: 8 am to 6 pm (varying with each store) - Closed: holidays; Jan. 1 to...

Open: 8 am to 6 pm (varying with each store) - Closed: holidays; Jan. 1 to 4; and around Aug. 15

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Nice local market

Many local shop and restaurants with fresh seafood. My favorite is the shop near the market entrance with the giant eel only 3,000 yen.

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Brooklyn, New York
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I could spend all day here eating delicious food and admiring how beautiful everything was. Truly a treat and a peak into Japanese culture. DO NOT MISS.

Thank olivia k
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Many local shop and restaurants with fresh seafood. My favorite is the shop near the market entrance with the giant eel only 3,000 yen.

Thank Pateera T
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice walk around the food stalls and all the sea food. Nothing spectacular but worth a visit on your way to other things in Kanazawa.

Thank Martin K
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting fresh food market in the heart of Kanazawa. Some stall sell seafood that you can eat right there, like a $10 oyster the size of a toddler's palm!

Thank ElfGirl31
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To me, visiting the covered Japanese markets/shopping alleys one of the highlights of a trip to any Japanese city. The best are the ones in Osaka imo but Omicho is also a great experience. Love the kaleidoscope food stalls with their neatly presented offerings. There are also a number small sushi places which had queues so presumably pretty good though... More 

Thank KayaToasted
Bay Area, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed touring this vibrant market. Focus definitely on seafood in all its variety. Also had a good lunch at small restaurant there.

Thank bikegem
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A local market that sells lots of seafood. I went there to have seafood, bought a very nice crab, and i ate it immediately. However, this market is different from those markets which you can cook the seafood near-by. No cooking service, i don't recommend to buy food that is not ready to eat.

Thank janeleung
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189 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic experience in Omicho market. Particularly fish and seafood are a must: best quality at very reasonable prices. Try the oysters place, they are extraordinary. There are also fruits and vegetables but the best part regards sea products. We also have lunch in one of the restaurants inside the market, which was very good and at an excellent price.

Thank Jupiter81
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kanazawa is famous for fresh fish, so it was interesting to walk around looking at local fish. If you fancy a meal with fresh fish at a casual diner, you will find one here.

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As our stay in Kanazawa was brief, we could not indulge in purchases of the magnificent seafoods on offer here. We did sample takeaways though. Best variety and quality we have seen. Unlike seafood markets elsewhere - no objectionable odours at all. Excellent couple of hours spent just looking at the fresh produce.

Thank Ganghook48

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