If you’re a food lover, Omi-cho Market is the place for fresh seafood. Each season the bounty of the sea is arrayed here, with spring’s anago (conger eel) and halfbeak giving way to ayu (sweetfish) and flying fish in summer. The market’s Kaisendon (seafood rice bowl) is a perennial hit, overflowing with a generous helping of seafood. Visit sushi shops and eateries to experience a vast range of culinary ideas, and compare the unique Kaisendon each has to offer. Though some stores are closed on Sundays, the Omi-cho Ichiba-kan is open year-round. Here, visitors can purchase local specialty products and other souvenirs.
General vehicle traffic is prohibited from entering Omi-cho Market, making the area a pedestrian heaven. Enjoy a stroll through the market and soak in the unique and vibrant atmosphere found nowhere else. Located close to the Korinbo downtown area, Omi-cho Market is within walking distance of popular locations such as Kenroku-en Garden and the Higashi Chaya District. Here, you’ll find not just a charming destination but also a convenient starting point.