7 days in Japan- 10/20/2023-10/26/2023

Day 4- Kanazawa -10/23/2023

Omicho Market

The entrance of Omicho market.

Omicho market has been Kanazawa's largest fresh food market since the Edo Period (1603-1868).  Today, it is a busy and colorful network of about 170 shops and stalls. While most shops specialize in the excellent local seafood and produce, you can also find flowers, clothing, kitchen tools and more on sale


Entering the market corridor 


Right at the entrance is Muta Muta, a fancy clothing store.


There are lots of stores inside the covered corridors and intersecting hallways.


Although the market is most exciting during the morning hours, it also gets quite busy around noon, when tourists and locals arrive to have lunch at restaurants inside the market.

Fresh seafood and shellfish are delivered from the Sea of Japan to the market on a daily basis.


Shrimps and giant oysters.


A variety of seafood on display


More seafood


Particularly well-revered are the crab, yellowtail and shrimp from the Sea of Japan that are sold around October/November.


Many types of crabs


At this store you pick your seafood, the owner will cut and clean right in front out you, and then you just eat it on the spot.


People eating fresh seafood on the spot.


People perusing the alleys to look for seafood.


A vegetable stall


Check out of the fresh mushrooms.


Wish I could buy them and be able to cook them.


Hoa stopped for some freshly squeezed orange juice.



Another vegetable stall


Pre-cooked Unagi, squids, and fish


All type of fish.



Not sure what type of fish this is but it is freshly caught.


The market is very lively and fun to walk around.


Lots of people in the market.







A cook grilling seafood in front of the restaurant.


I am checking out all the seafood.


You can eat oysters on the spot here.


It is lunch time and most of restaurants are full but we were able to find restaurant that can take us right away without having to wait.


They have a lot of fresh seafood so we are going to give it a try.


Entering the restaurant.


We both selected Chirashi which is rice bowl covered in sliced of fresh fish, salmon roe, crab meat, raw fresh shrimp, etc...


So colorful!


The chirashi came with miso soup.


We also ordered Karaage (Japanese fried chicken)


The meal was so delicious and we really enjoy the food Here.


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