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Omicho Market Tour

Central Japan (Nagoya, Kanazawa...)
Food and drinks
Art & Tradition
Fun with Kids
City walk
Girls' Favorites
Nature & Sports
Anime & Pop Culture
2.5 hours

What we will do

We’ll start our journey at Omicho Market -- the hub of Kanazawa’s food culture. Here, we’ll explore the stalls and wind our way through the bustling crowds to seek out the best in-season ingredients.

Learn how to spot the freshest ingredients, shop where local chefs and restaurateurs shop, and choose fresh seafood and vegetables that we’ll use during our cooking class.

After we have cooked, all there is left to do is to eat a delicious home-cooked Kanazawa meal!

Taste what you have learned, and relax and enjoy what you have created. Naoko will also prepare several other dishes, which showcase other Kanazawa local favorites. The lunch meal is enough to fuel you for an entire day of sightseeing!

You’ll leave having learned a little more about Kanazawa, and definitely wanting to come back to this seaside city again.

Dishes will vary by season, and available ingredients. However, each meal (cooking class) will include: Soup, Sashimi, Rice, Egg Dish, Traditional Kanazawa Dish, Dessert



Hi! My name is Naoko!

I am in food coordinator in Kanazawa, and I will teach you everything you need to know about Kanazawa food. I used to work in the entertainment industry, but decided to become a cooking teacher 2 years ago.

I grew up in this city, and have always had a love for this city’s food culture since I was young. My mother is also a cooking teacher, and taught me everything I need to know about Kanazawa cuisine.

From Market Tour + Culinary experiences, to Geisha/Geiko Performances + Traditional dinners! Kanazawa is a city famous for their unbelievable seafood, samurai culture, historical neighborhoods, geiko (geisha) performers, gold leafing, and more.

Spend some time with me, and I will show you the unique side of Kanazawa to make your visit to Kanazawa even more memorable!

Where we will meet

Omicho Market is a 15-20 minute walk or a short bus ride from Kanazawa Station on the way to the city center. Get off at Musashigatsuji bus stop. It is served by most buses departing from the station's east side, including the JR buses.

What I will provide

Naoko is our resident Kanazawa chef, and is the person to ask if you want to learn anything Kanazawa-food related. Born and raised in Kanazawa, she has always had a love for the city’s food culture since she was young. As her mother is also a cooking teacher, Naoko has grown up eating, creating, and cooking Kanazawa cuisine. She’ll teach you tips and tricks on how to cook, along with the history behind the food and ingredients (-- and will of course let you sneak a taste here and there, too)!

What to bring



Children aged 7~12 will be 3,000 Yen / Person.

Guests aged 6 and under will be free of charge

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