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Address: Honchodori Kawaimachi, Wajima 928-0001, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Nice place to start exploring Wajima

Seafood, lacquer and food! One of the oldest morning market selling products produced nearby, including natural salt, seafood (fresh and dried), vegetables and the famous Wajima... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2016
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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113 reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Seafood, lacquer and food! One of the oldest morning market selling products produced nearby, including natural salt, seafood (fresh and dried), vegetables and the famous Wajima lacquer chopsticks and utensils. the street isn't very long, but with lots to look at. The bus tour guide also told me the average age of the shop owners are over 80! although they... More 

Thank fionayyy
Hong Kong, China
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a very busy morning market which you can see a lot of local food and artwork. Be here early in the morning for the freshest food of the season and also take time to walk into the shops to find the best lacquerware souvenir for yourself and your loved ones.

1 Thank konstanza_sf
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Reviewed 24 September 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

Thank Heidi V
los angeles, CA
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143 reviews
54 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

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.... More 

Thank RRla
Aomori, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 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... More 

1 Thank Andrew1234
South Australia, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 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... More 

Thank sikoletlover
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 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... More 

2 Thank Jomihl
Northfield, Minnesota
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

This is much smaller than Kanazawa, but worth experiencing. Locals are excited over local recognition from NHK TV series. Learn about lacquerware to appreciate this community.

1 Thank mflicker22
Takasaki, Japan
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014

If you've never been to an outdoor market before, you might find it interesting. However, we found the market to be small and to be honestly, a little bit of a tourist trap. Better to go to Omicho Market in Kanazawa.

2 Thank Heather D
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Not busy when we went and not as evocative as we'd thought it might be. But plenty of obachans squatting next to a few bags of pickled produce to give some authentic "atmosphere" for tourists.

Thank zchug

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