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Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Even though we had to look from under umbrellas, the array of fresh and dried seafood was amazing. There were many lacquerware stores and the staff were very helpful.
A few antique stores also which were a delight to look through.
We found a lovely older style coffee shop, kissaten, where the master brewed different types of coffee. WONDERFUL

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Heidi V
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Reviewed September 11, 2016

It was supposed to be one of the three largest outdoor market in Japan but frankly it's a little disappointed to me. Other than the old ladies selling mostly dried seafood and lots of lacquer ware I don't feel much excitement. I m not sure how the stalls can survive as I don't see much people buying. Just strolling along. The old ladies are really friendly and if u buy something. They give you a little something extra. I guess to truly experience this market one should chat up with the old ladies and do some shopping

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank RRla
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Reviewed June 29, 2016

The asaichi (morning market) on the streets of Wajima Onsen was one of the best of the dozens I had visited in my recent three-year stay in Japan. It is a must-see spot.

It features lots of locally-caught fish: fresh and dried, salt and fresh water. For those who want to try fugu (blow fish), here's a place to do so. There was a variety of vegetables, pickles, and fruits, as well. Too bad we didn’t have access to a kitchen to prepare some of this bounty. Even so, the market was still plenty fun to browse as a window-shopper.

One completely non-perishable item tourists can take home is lacquerware, for which the region is famous. Fortunately, chopsticks don’t take up much room or weight in your suitcase!

I urge visitors to Kanazawa to work in one or two extra days/nights to visit the asaichi and other notable sights of Wajima Onsen and Noto Peninsula. Travel by train or rental car is easy.

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Andrew1234
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Reviewed April 20, 2016

It was raining when we arrived at the morning market so it wasn't really crowded. A little bit mendukosai to look at the goods because of the umbrellas. I find the place cleaner compared to the morning market in Hakodate. Most of the goods that were sold in the market were dried fish and lacquerwares. We were looking at some bookmarks in this one lacquerware shop and to our surprise one of the staff knew how to speak Tagalog.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank sikoletlover
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Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Wajima is famous for lacquerware and the Wajima Morning Market is filled with numerous lacquer merchants, seafood specialists and a few fruit and vegetable stands. So who would expect there to be a new upscale coffee house/boutique in the midst of this fairly traditional market? Kalpa has arrived and was a real surprise. Excellent cappuccinos, hand-drip coffee, croissants and scones in various shapes with thick whipped cream and light strawberry preserves in a tastefully designed modern building...it may not yet put Intelligentsia to shame, but it is pretty trendy for a fishing village. OK it looks like Wajima is fast becoming a tourist destination too, since the coast here is so beautiful. But it seems to be maintaining its character despite the incursion of a few new businesses. In all this, Kalpa is worth a visit, if you like coffee.

Date of experience: October 2015
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