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Wajima Asaichi (Morning Market)
The Asaichi (morning market) is a must to visit among sightseeing spots in Wajima. It is one of the top three morning markets in Japan with a long history. It has been about 1,000 years old since it started in the Heian Period and is held almost every morning now. Street stalls open next to each other since early morning, and around 8 o'clock, there are about 200 stalls. It starts with the energetic and cheerful voice of farmers, fishermen, and their wives. Fresh food, of course, and more products, such as local specialty, "Wajimanuri (Wajima lacquerware)," dried fish, folk articles, clothes, etc. There are places to eat and drink, too. You can enjoy eating as you go for a walk.
- 1-115 Kawaimachi, Wajima-shi, Ishikawa
- Contact No.
- 30 min ride on Noto-Chuo Bus from Anamizu Station on Noto Railway, get off at last stop and walk for 10 min
- Opening Hours / Holidays
Closed: 2nd and 4th Wednesday, Jan 1-3
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 90 minutes
- Admission fee
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
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Fun to Negotiate with Grandma for Discounts!
Many of the goods have no price tags at Wajima Asaichi. The price depends on your negotiation. But it is fun to chat and negotiate with a grandma. You can dare to ask for a big discount. It could be successful.
A Wide Variety of Goods
Not only freshly picked or caught vegetables and fish but also the local specialties such as Wajimanuri, folk art and crafts, snacks, souvenirs, and other small items are for sale. It is fun to search for fine and rare items that you may find only here.
Food Hopping is Fun at Wajima Asaichi
There are many eating places, shops selling light meals and snacks, local fresh fish dishes, the traditional menu of Ishikawa, sweet dumplings, etc. Your eyes will be roving around to decide what to eat.
You Can Grill and Eat What You Buy on Site
There is a corner where you can grill your purchases. It is free of charge to sit and charbroil and eat your tasty seafood. Paper plates and chopsticks are even free. Very convenient!