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Omicho Market

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The Omicho Market has been thriving, originally as a kitchen pantry for the Kaga Maeda clan, since 1721, and as "Kanazawa's Kitchen Pantry" it has supported the lives of Kanazawa residents for nearly 300 years.
In addition to fresh seafood from the Sea of Japan and locally grown vegetables, assorted other fresh seafood, croquettes and many other delightful foods are available at about 180 shops and restaurants lined together along market alleyways.

More Information about Omicho Market

Street address

50 Kamiomi-cho, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture



  • 5 minutes by bus from JR Kanazawa Station (east exit). Get off at the Omicho Market bus stop


  • 15-minute walk from JR Kanazawa Station (east exit)

Opening Hours

Fresh food shops (fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, baked goods, Japanese delicacies): 9:00–17:00
Restaurants: 7:00–23:00 (generally, most restaurants are open 11:00–21:00)


Varies depending on the shop or restaurant (some shops are closed on Wednesday when the central market is closed)


Best season

All year


Lines form in front of popular restaurants, such as those serving kaisendon (rice bowl topped with seafood), so it is recommended that you go early.
The market is less than a 15-minute walk from tourist attractions such as Kenrokuen Garden and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.


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