Shopping Districts & Shopping Malls where you can buy Local Souvenirs from Kanazawa, Japan

If you want to buy souvenirs from Kanazawa, you can visit the shopping districts and tea house towns that are famous sightseeing spots around Kanazawa Station. There are a variety of spots, and we will introduce the ones you should definitely stop by among them.

Omichi Market

Shopping Districts & Shopping Malls where you can buy Local Souvenirs from Kanazawa, Japan
©Ishikawa Prefectural Tourism League

Omicho Market is a historic market that has been used to support the lives of the people of Kanazawa since the 1700s. There are about 180 shops, and you can buy fresh seafood, local vegetables, fruits and sweets. The most popular souvenir among them is dried fish from Ishikawa prefecture. Since it is dried seafood and can last for a long time, you can taste it as it is.

If you want to buy dried fish at Omicho Market, you can visit shops with a variety of products such as “Ishimaru Shokuhin (石丸食品)” which is a specialty shop with dried fish and delicacies, and “Daimatsu Suisan (大松水産)” which was established around 140 years ago.

Spot information

  • Spot name: Omicho Market
  • Street address: 50 Kamiomicho, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture 920-0905
  • Access: About 15 minutes on foot from JR Kanazawa Station. Take Kokuriku Railway or Machi Bus from JR Kanazawa Station East Exit and get off at Musashiga Tsuji
  • Wi-Fi: Available (KANAZAWA FREE Wi-Fi)
  • Language: English, Chinese (depending on the store)
  • Credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, JCB (depending on the store)

Higashi Chayagai

Shopping Districts & Shopping Malls where you can buy Local Souvenirs from Kanazawa, Japan

©Ishikawa Prefectural Tourism League

Higashi Chayagai (Chaya District) is a historic teahouse street made in 1820. The landscape with latticed buildings and stone pavement is very beautiful and full of atmosphere of old Japan. This cityscape has been selected as the Important Traditional Building Group Conservation Area of the country and is now one of the representative tourist spots representing Kanazawa.

There are many shops such as "Chaya" where buildings from that time remain as they were, "Select Shop" with Japanese sweets, traditional crafts, miscellaneous goods, etc., and Cafe which renovated a townhouse in the Chaya District. Among them, it is recommended that you can buy souvenirs unique to Kanazawa at places such as “Hakuichi (箔一)”, “Kanazawa Higashi Chajayamachi Lacquer Direct Shop (金沢ひがし茶屋街 漆器直売処)”, and “Nakataya (中田屋)”.

Spot information

  • Spot name: Higashi Chaya District (Higashi Chayagai)
  • Street address: Higashiyama, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture 920-0831
  • Access: About 10 minutes on foot from JR Kanazawa Station. 6 minutes on foot from Hokutetsu bus stop "Hashibacho" from JR Kanazawa Station East Exit
  • Wi-Fi: Available (KANAZAWA FREE Wi-Fi)
  • Language: English (depending on the store)
  • Credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, JCB (depending on the store)

Shopping Malls such as Kanazawa Yakubangai Shopping Center and Meitetsu M’za

There are many shopping malls such as the Kanazawa Yakubangai Shopping Center (Kanazawa 100th Avenue), Meitetsu M’za and Kanazawa Forus around JR Kanazawa Station. Among them, Kanazawa 100th Avenue and Meitetsu M’za have a large number of souvenir shops.

There is a souvenir and gourmet hall called "Anto (あんと)" in Kanazawa 100th Avenue. A wide range of products are available, from Kanazawa and Ishikawa famous confectionery such as “Kintsuba (きんつば)” and “Misomanju (みそまんじゅう)” to traditional handicraft products such as “Kinpaku (金箔)” and “Kutaniyaki (九谷焼)”.

You can also purchase Kanazawa Japanese confectionery at Meitetsu M’za. There are many well-established Japanese-style confectionery shops such as “Morihachi (森八)” and “Shibafunekoide (柴舟小出)”.

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