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Morning Market in Wajima

Kawaimachi | Honchodori, Wajima 928-0001, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Charming and a nice place to explore

A medium size market where you can buy fresh, marinated or dry seafood, lacquer, souvenir etc... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Justine W
Singapore, Singapore
Small and charming

Two or three blocks long. Lots of fish, including fugu (the poisonous blowfish) and lots of dried... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Bay Area, California
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Kawaimachi | Honchodori, Wajima 928-0001, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

A medium size market where you can buy fresh, marinated or dry seafood, lacquer, souvenir etc. People are very friendly. There's a small hut where you can buy fresh seafood and bbq using charcoal there for free. It was really fun and love it. Try...More

1  Thank Justine W
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Two or three blocks long. Lots of fish, including fugu (the poisonous blowfish) and lots of dried octopus. Also can find stores with the famous lacquerware.

Thank bikegem
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Seafood, lacquer and food! One of the oldest morning market selling products produced nearby, including natural salt, seafood (fresh and dried), vegetables and the famous Wajima lacquer chopsticks and utensils. the street isn't very long, but with lots to look at. The bus tour guide...More

Thank fionayyy
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a very busy morning market which you can see a lot of local food and artwork. Be here early in the morning for the freshest food of the season and also take time to walk into the shops to find the best lacquerware...More

1  Thank konstanza_sf
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Even though we had to look from under umbrellas, the array of fresh and dried seafood was amazing. There were many lacquerware stores and the staff were very helpful. A few antique stores also which were a delight to look through. We found a lovely...More

1  Thank Heidi V
Reviewed 11 September 2016

It was supposed to be one of the three largest outdoor market in Japan but frankly it's a little disappointed to me. Other than the old ladies selling mostly dried seafood and lots of lacquer ware I don't feel much excitement. I m not sure...More

Thank RRla
Reviewed 29 June 2016

The asaichi (morning market) on the streets of Wajima Onsen was one of the best of the dozens I had visited in my recent three-year stay in Japan. It is a must-see spot. It features lots of locally-caught fish: fresh and dried, salt and fresh...More

2  Thank Andrew1234
Reviewed 21 April 2016

It was raining when we arrived at the morning market so it wasn't really crowded. A little bit mendukosai to look at the goods because of the umbrellas. I find the place cleaner compared to the morning market in Hakodate. Most of the goods that...More

1  Thank sikoletlover
Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

Wajima is famous for lacquerware and the Wajima Morning Market is filled with numerous lacquer merchants, seafood specialists and a few fruit and vegetable stands. So who would expect there to be a new upscale coffee house/boutique in the midst of this fairly traditional market?...More

2  Thank Jomihl
Reviewed 5 June 2015

This is much smaller than Kanazawa, but worth experiencing. Locals are excited over local recognition from NHK TV series. Learn about lacquerware to appreciate this community.

1  Thank mflicker22
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