Wajima Morning Market

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Name in Japanese: 輪島朝市
Area: Ishikawa
Address: 1-115 Kawaimachi, Wajima-shi, Ishikawa-ken 928-0001, Japan [map]
Phone: +81 768-22-7653 +81 768-22-7653
Hours: 8am - 12pm (Closed 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month)
Admission: Free
Website: https://asaichi.info/

Pedestrianised and filled with local women selling vegetables, fish and lacquerwear, the morning market (Asa-ichi) is Wajima’s long-standing tradition.

Believed to have started when fishermen were out at sea, leaving their wives and families to trade each morning, the market is a daily occurence with plenty of charm. From small blankets laid with fresh flowers to modern fish counters, you’ll find everything you could need, including local fruit, freshly bakes bread and souvenirs too. The market has a small grilling area around half way along where you can cook your fresh purchases – especially good if you have no access to a kitchen during your stay.

The market is closed on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month as well as from the 1st – 3rd of January.