Kanazawa Omicho Market Travel Guide

Kanazawa Omicho Market
A bustling market with fresh seafood caught from the Sea of Japan, Omicho Market is “Kanazawa’s Kitchen” and the city’s one-stop-shop for all things scrumptious and locally-sourced.

Nearby Food Experiences

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Komatsu Yasuke

Witness an octogenarian sushi legend at work at Komatsu Yasuke.
Lunch: ¥10,000-15,000
Dinner: ¥10,000-15,000

Sushi Kibatani

Savor the umami flavor of Hokuriku fish presented in Edo sushi style.
Dinner: ¥20,000-30,000


Conceptualized by a team led by a 10th-generation Wajima-nuri lacquerware artisan, CRAFEAT highlights the beauty of Ishikawa Prefecture’s seafood and produce by serving up impeccable kaiseki-style courses on breathtaking traditional tableware.
Dinner: ¥15,000-20,000


Dine like a wealthy feudal lord in the tranquil beauty of Japan's oldest fountain in Kenrokuen, where history meets culinary excellence.
Lunch: ¥1,000-5,000
Dinner: ¥1,000-5,000

At the end of the main road leading from Kanazawa Station, Omicho Ichiba is Kanazawa’s largest market with approximately 170 stalls specializing in fresh seafood and local produce. Established in 1721 and fondly referred to as “Kanazawa’s Kitchen,” this colorful undercover market has everything from local food to flowers and clothing, kitchenwares, sake, and condiments you’ve never heard of. Edible seaweeds such as sweet local wakame and stringy mozuku are local delicacies loaded with health benefits, while mouthwatering crabs, shrimps, and yellowtail amberjack are brought directly from the harbor, incredibly fresh. Some stalls serve samples and small snacks to enjoy while wandering, but Omicho Market also features a restaurant section on the second floor. However, the best kaisendon (raw seafood bowls) are served on the busy first floor, best with a side of ara-jiru (miso soup with fish heads). Offering high-quality sushi and sashimi at bargain prices, the local specialty fish of nodoguro (a.k.a. “black throat seaperch”) is especially delicious. Chaotic yet charming, the atmosphere, food quality, and prices at Omicho Market are unmatched in Kanazawa.

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