Omicho Market
Omicho Market
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Open: 8 am to 6 pm (varying with each store) - Closed: holidays; Jan. 1 to 4; and around Aug. 15
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  • Andy F
    Devizes, United Kingdom1,252 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb Place To Visit
    This is a huge indoor market in the middle of Kanazawa. There are LOTS of fresh fish and seafood stalls, so plenty interesting & colourful to look at. There also vegetables, flowers & lots of other stuff, plus an amazing variety of places to eat, from walk-up stalls to full sushi restaurants. It's a photographer's and a foodie's dream.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 28, 2023
  • Felicia D
    Murfreesboro, Tennessee2,150 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice
    This is a nice place to go to watch the market people working. I was surprised to see “no photos” at at least one booth, which I really don’t understand. Not every one had this sign up. The smell of seafood is powerful (frankly, I like it!!!) but if you don’t, skip this market. There are a few restaurants that seemed touristy, but also some authentic. I ate in one and found it to be delicious. Note. The market starts closing and cleaning around 5:00p, but it’s also not crowded at all at that time.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 3, 2023
  • 9357MarkY
    Singapore, Singapore1,986 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everything from the sea!
    We walked through the whole market slowly to make sure we covered every side lane and alley. Take in the sight sound and smell of the sea. Some people just stood in front of stalls to eat sashimi off the table. There is plenty to take in. Avoid Wed as many stores are closed.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 20, 2023
  • SOH KIEN PENG
    Singapore, Singapore9,240 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Largest fish market in Kanazawa
    Ohmicho Market conjures an image of another large fish market in Japan just like Kuromon Fish Market in Osaka or that of Sydney Fish Market. But it looks more like an indoor wet market within a shopping centre with many stalls selling seafood and fishes. It is not like the Jurong Fishery Port in Singapore where imported fish are ferried in by fishery vessels from neighbouring countries and the retailers came to auction for the best wholesale price. Unlike Sydney Fishery Market, there are not many stalls which operate like restaurants for patrons to order their meals here. But I am equally mesmerized by the diversified type of fishes and seafood here that were catches from the Sea of Japan. There are big crabs and urchins but lobsters seem not many. Instead there are more eels than salmon and tuna. We bought some bento eel rice sets for our lunch and some cheap fried fishes costing only $5.90 and $2.50 respectively and stood around a table to have our 'sumptuous' fish lunch. Fishes are abundant in protein and our lunch is considered cheap. There is a food court and a retail pharmacy at the basement and many seafood restaurants at the 2nd floor. There are also gift and sourvenir shops and other than fish, some stalls sold beef and other edible items. Yet, this market was the biggest fish market in Japan during the Edo era and continued to be one in the present.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 14, 2024
  • rjimlad
    Melbourne, Australia154 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting insight into Japanese produce
    If you like fish, Omicho Market has you covered. There are things from the sea for sale here you didn't know existed. There's also some fruit and veg, but mostly seafood. In many Asian fish markets, you can nearly die from the smell, but this is Japan and it's different here. It's worth a visit just to see the enormous variety of fishy things you can eat. You can get street food like eel as well. We also saw a famous Sumo wrestler here, so it must be the place to go.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 15, 2024
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Subitravelor
Perth, Australia62 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We went to see this based on all the reviews, and having seen the Tokyo fish market we were expecting something similar but on a smaller scale. It is not. It is interesting but it is a market with individual sellers mainly selling very ver priced crab 🦀. Every thing was very expensive compared to prices in Tokyo and Osaka including the sushi trains.
Written February 13, 2020
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BlackSavannah
North Vancouver, Canada63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
Location - 10 min walk from Kanazawa station
We visited Wed lunch time and bought some sushi and sashimi to bring back to the hotel to eat.
Some stalls have eating areas. There is also an eating hall with tables. There are a few restaurants with lineups, so be sure to arrive before noon.
It’s a fun and interesting place to grab lunch.
As this is a market, it closes early and only available from morning to lunch time
Written November 26, 2022
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Lagirllagirl1220
Shinjuku, Japan269 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Don’t expect this market to be real fish market something like Tokyo Tsukiji or Toyosu market. It is much smaller and tourists friendly market. All shops are covered by roof and has wider corridors. You can taste one bite of different kind of seafood for approx. ¥500-1,000 as well as freshly deep fried beef / shrimp potato cakes for approx ¥200-300. It only take 30-60 min to talk around.

思っていたより小規模なマーケットでした。金沢に到着したのが午前9時頃で、その後ホテルに荷物を置いて直行した為10時前には場内にいたと思いますが平日だった為か空いていたのでゆっくり回れました。東京の人間なので市場といえば築地や豊洲ですが、気軽に食べ歩きできるので観光客に親切だと思います。
Written February 17, 2023
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Construct37
Whittier, CA1,114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Ōmichō Ichiba has to be one of the top markets of its type in Japan. Far bigger than those in Sendai and other larger cities, Ōmichō Ichiba offers a huge variety of fresh seafood, vegetables, and ready to eat delicacies. In the basement level you will find some great restaurants like Campion's Curry.
I visited in November and the crab season was in full swing. This is worth your time; come hungry.
Written November 23, 2022
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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore9,240 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Ohmicho Market conjures an image of another large fish market in Japan just like Kuromon Fish Market in Osaka or that of Sydney Fish Market. But it looks more like an indoor wet market within a shopping centre with many stalls selling seafood and fishes.

It is not like the Jurong Fishery Port in Singapore where imported fish are ferried in by fishery vessels from neighbouring countries and the retailers came to auction for the best wholesale price.

Unlike Sydney Fishery Market, there are not many stalls which operate like restaurants for patrons to order their meals here.

But I am equally mesmerized by the diversified type of fishes and seafood here that were catches from the Sea of Japan. There are big crabs and urchins but lobsters seem not many. Instead there are more eels than salmon and tuna.

We bought some bento eel rice sets for our lunch and some cheap fried fishes costing only $5.90 and $2.50 respectively and stood around a table to have our 'sumptuous' fish lunch. Fishes are abundant in protein and our lunch is considered cheap.

There is a food court and a retail pharmacy at the basement and many seafood restaurants at the 2nd floor. There are also gift and sourvenir shops and other than fish, some stalls sold beef and other edible items.

Yet, this market was the biggest fish market in Japan during the Edo era and continued to be one in the present.
Written May 14, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Natayan
Singapore, Singapore554 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Nice place to walk and eat as you visit Kanazawa. It is obvious that sellers have catered for Tourists as there are signs in English. Quite a few shops selling fresh seafood that you can buy and the prepare sashimi for you to eat there. Large Oysters were sold at about ¥1000 each. They were succulent and a real treat. If you intend to eat, probably spend an hour or so at this place.
Written June 24, 2023
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Toru O
Setagaya, Japan2,897 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
There are so many seafood restaurants and stores where you can buy fish. It's basically the city's kitchen and located not too far from Kanazawa park. Their kaisendon is slightly pricey but definitely worth trying out. The shops all close around 17:00 in the evening so try to get there early.
Written September 10, 2020
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Light-cruiser
Kuala Lumpur62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We like this market which was full of varieties of food. This is a good place to have local breakfast or lunch and sample local produce. It is not so far from Kanazawa JR station. The market has some very good eateries and restaurants. It is a good place for local souvenirs especially food items. Oden is highly recommended. But this market close early and when they finish selling out their products.
Written February 12, 2020
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9357MarkY
Singapore, Singapore1,986 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We walked through the whole market slowly to make sure we covered every side lane and alley. Take in the sight sound and smell of the sea. Some people just stood in front of stalls to eat sashimi off the table. There is plenty to take in. Avoid Wed as many stores are closed.
Written November 20, 2023
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Allesistschon
Brooklyn, NY178 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
A vibrant, bustling maze of stalls selling produce and all manner of fish and seafood. It’s fun to browse and see who can find the most expensive crab. Also home to some very good sushi bars and other casual restaurants.
Written October 8, 2022
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