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Address: Kamiomicho, Kanazawa 920-0905, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 76-231-1462
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Open: 8 am to 6 pm (varying with each store) - Closed: holidays; Jan. 1 to...

Open: 8 am to 6 pm (varying with each store) - Closed: holidays; Jan. 1 to 4; and around Aug. 15

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Busy market

This market is situated between Kanazawa station and Katamachi, and is open between 9am and 5pm. You will find a lot of fishmongers, restaurants, it is a good place to watch the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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thebritkate
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always love getting the feel of a place by strolling thru the markets and tasting the local specialities. The fishy treats here are good !

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Seriously overhyped. The market has no special buzz. The prices are higher than at Ameyoko market in Ueno. The quality of food in general is average or below average. Not sure if I would want to recommend this market to anyone. If you must see it, spend no more than 15 minutes, just run through it, dont waste your time.

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Pattaya, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sushi Seafood Market Kanazawa, Omicho was a delight to visit, the noise, the atmosphere & the food. I enjoyed a terrific lunch with edible gold leaf sprinkled on my sashimi.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Omicho market is a really big wet market full of seafood vendors selling the freshest wares, with the occasional vegetable seller. Since it was winter, we got to oogle at some really huge snow crabs, some still wriggling, and oysters. Some stalls even cook the seafood you purchase on the spot. We had some wonderful sea urchin straight from the... More 

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Derbyshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This market is situated between Kanazawa station and Katamachi, and is open between 9am and 5pm. You will find a lot of fishmongers, restaurants, it is a good place to watch the everyday people.

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Thank Belgy11
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this place is not English friendly, you can feel the local liveliness in the market. You can find many fish markets.

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Thank Emorse0
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always make point of whenever possible visiting the local fish market if there is one. With Omicho market being within a ten minute walk of our hotel I made sure I visited Omicho. Unfortunately we did not manage togged there until around lunchtime so most of the fishmongers had completed their preparation work which is something I am interested... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to many markets in Japan and this market was under whelming. Lots of delicious seafood, mainly crabs, and fresh produce but not as good as i expected.

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Orinda, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved walking through the market and seeing the amazing sources for fine Japanese cuisine. You'll find here unique seafood and amazing vegetables. I went twice through the market: before it was fully opened to the public and sellers were setting up, and later when it was opened. If you go before it's opened to the public (9 am), a... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to buy fresh fish, fruits and veggies. You can also grab fresh sushi one of the many restaurants.

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