近江町市場 Omicho Market
- Around Kanazawa
- Travelko Rating
- ClosedHoliday, The beginning of the year
Maps are rarely carried out with accessing from mainland China.
- Around Kanazawa
- Kamiomicho, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa 920-0905, Japan
- Opening Hours
- Holiday, The beginning of the year
Full of fresh seafood and vegetables in the Kitchen of Kanazawa
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 the 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 Sai River was also moved to Omi-cho. And, they say that the original Omicho Market was formed.
In the photographs of the early 19 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 in the community on the third and forth floor, consumer information center, care and labor center on the fifth floor. So, Omicho Market seems 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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