Wajima Morning Market 輪島朝市
Large, energetic daily market in operation for over 1,000 years
Wajima Morning Market is one of the three biggest morning markets in Japan, with over 200 stalls. Its history dates back over 1,000 years when locals would barter for fish and vegetables during shrine festivals.
Today the market bustles with locals doing their grocery shopping. The energy of the vendors hawking freshly caught fish, local fruit and vegetables, and various dried goods draws curious visitors as well. Some stalls sell locally made crafts, textiles, and snacks such as sweet bean-filled rice cakes called egara manju. Free grilling stations let shoppers cook their purchases to eat them on the spot.
The market operates daily from 8 a.m. to noon (except the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month).
Wajima Morning Market
AddressAsaichidori Kawaimachi, Wajima
Hours8:00 to 12:00
Closed days2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, New Year's holidays