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Omicho Market 近江町市場

Experience local culinary culture at Kanazawa’s largest fresh food market

Omicho Market has been the largest fresh food market in Kanazawa since the Edo period (1603–1867). Its busy network of covered streets holds over 180 stalls and restaurants that sell fresh seafood, vegetables, fruit, and many other local products.

Today, the market sees more local shoppers in the early morning. Come lunch hour, restaurants buzz with activity. Lines often form in advance at popular eateries, particularly those that serve local fish.

Many stall vendors treat their shops as restaurants of a different sort, allowing patrons to try fresh produce and other recommended nibbles. Some shops even grill up oysters, squid, crab, and shrimp for shoppers to try right at the counter.

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