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Sushi Seafood Market Kanazawa

November 24, 2016 by David Herd

Omicho Seafood Market

Sushi Seafood Market Kanazawa Sushi Seafood Market Kanazawa, Omicho was a delight to visit, the noise, the atmosphere & the food. I enjoyed a terrific lunch with edible gold leaf sprinkled on my sashimi.

Fresh seafood packed on ice

Sushi Seafood Market Kanazawa

The only problem I found was finding somewhere to sit after you purchased some food.

Fresh crab very good

Sushi Seafood Market Kanazawa These look great but reasonably expensive at 4,500 Yen.

Sushi Seafood Market Kanazawa

Sushi Seafood Market Kanazawa There were lots of species here I was not familar with.

Salmon roe is absolutely fantastic

Sushi Seafood Market Kanazawa I could almost eat it every day. 

My hotel was in a perfect location just a short walk to the market, book through THIS LINK for an excellent discount.

So many choices

Sushi Seafood Market Kanazawa The market really does have an enormous variety of seafood.

Fresh fruit as well

Sushi Seafood Market Kanazawa Being Japan the quality is very high indeed.

I decided to have lunch at one of the popular restaurants

Sushi Seafood Market Kanazawa Very busy and excellent fresh sashimi.

Very crowded

Omicho Market Kanazawa Well it was Sunday lunch time so I guess that is one of the busiest times to be there.

Check this out

Sushi Seafood Market Kanazawa The sashimi came in three sizes, I chose the middle one, it was excellent.

How about the edible gold leaf?

Sushi Seafood Market Kanazawa Kanazawa’s history with gold leaf began 400 years ago. Kyoto and Edo (modern-day Tokyo) used to make gold leaf, Kanazawa now is the only remaining production hub of the coveted craft. 

Lets have a closer look

Sushi Seafood Market Kanazawa Naturally the leaf is used in jewellery, cosmetics etc as well as the edible product you see here.

Check out my YouTube video

The salmon roe is absolutely delicious.

Fresh oysters

 photo Omicho market 21.jpg I really love fresh oysters but I decided they were a little too expensive and I have five more cities to visit. 🙂

A great selection of seafood

Omicho Fresh Food Market Kanazawa Omicho Market has been around for over 300 years, initially however it only supplied the privileged towns near the castle.  Finally in 1904, the market was opened to the public and ever since then has been one of the most popular places to shop in Kanazawa.


Omicho Fresh Food Market Kanazawa Sushizanmai is my favourite chain of Japanese restaurants with the best one at Tsujiki markets in Tokyo. I have also eaten at their branch in Osaka & Fukuoka.

The market is 10 minutes walk from my hotel

Omicho Fresh Food Market Kanazawa

You can take the bus but I prefer to walk.

Toyoko Inn

Omicho Fresh Food Market Kanazawa My hotel was great value in a perfect location with free WiFi, book through THIS LINK for an excellent discount.

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