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Omicho Market Tour and Cooking Class
Master exquisite Kanazawa cuisine under the guidance of a local cooking teacher
Experienced and aspiring chefs alike are invited to take up the challenge of preparing an authentic Kanazawa meal, by joining the cooking class at In Kanazawa House. A local culinary researcher who teaches at a local university will enlighten you on regional food culture and guide you hands-on through time-honored regional techniques that have been passed down for generations.
Meet your teacher of the day at Omicho Market—a bustling venue known as Kanazawa’s kitchen—with an interpreter on hand to help you communicate with ease. Tour a market with 300 years of history—patronized by chefs from well-established restaurants since ancient times—and hear all about the freshest ingredients from the merchants themselves. Peruse seafood stalls to learn what’s in season, how best to prepare fish, and even to see fresh catches cut before your eyes. Visit produce stalls asyour instructor tells you all about the locally beloved Kaga vegetables, and dried goods vendors to learn how to pick out the tastiest kombu seaweed.
When you’ve finished your guided tour of the market, head back for a class in cooking Kanazawa cuisine. From how to prepare dashi broth to proper knife-holding techniques, your guide will cover everything as you pick up traditional cooking methods while deepening your understanding of the city’s rich culinary history. Next, savor your meal along with soup and dessert to fuel up for a day of fun in this charming and astonishingly well-preserved historic city.
To access In Kanazawa House, take the Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet train from Tokyo Station to Kanazawa Station, which takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes, then walk for 15 minutes or take a short taxi ride.
Omicho Market & Cooking Class (In Kanazawa House)
1-4-28 Hosai, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa-ken
Approx. 2 hours or more