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近江町市場Omicho Market

  • Shopping (Markets)
  • Around Kanazawa
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Around Kanazawa
Kamiomicho, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa 920-0905, Japan
  • Shopping (Markets)
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Holiday, The beginning of the year
Date of post:2015/07/24

Full of fresh seafood and vegetables in the Kitchen of Kanazawa

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Now is the height of season. It seems to be knowledge of Omicho Market. That means, we should buy seasonal food here.

In the morning, just after many stores open around 9 am, we can see and select variety of food.
In the daytime, it might be one of the best places to have lunch in Kanazawa.
In the evening, we can buy some goods at cheaper price. Most shops close around 5 pm except some shops in a new building, Omicho Ichibakan.

Omicho Market is like a maze. There are many narrow roads. It is a little complicated. If we walk around the market, we can see many fresh seafood, meet, vegetables, fruits and deli food. We can sit and eat some of them in front of the shops. There are also cafes and restaurants. And, if we buy a lot of food, we can use home delivery.
They say that many people of restaurants in Kanazawa buy seasonal ingredients in Omicho Market.
And, not only food, we can also buy flowers, tea, sweets, clothes and daily commodities in this market.

In 1690, a fish market in Fukuro-machi, Kanazawa was relocated to Omi-cho. And then, in 1721, a market in the mouth of the Sai River was also moved to Omi-cho. And, the original Omicho Market was formed.
In the photographs of the early the 19th century, we can see many fish, dried fish, chicken and some other shops. It seemed to be already a big market.

In 2009, a new building, Omicho Ichibakan was founded. In the building, there are some food and commodity shops on the first and the second floor. And also, there are some social welfare facilities like gathering places of the community on the third and fourth floor, consumer information center, care and labor center on the fifth floor. Therefore, Omicho Market seems to be not only a market but also the center of the community.
It might be interesting, just walking through the market to feel the atmosphere as well as shopping.

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