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Wajima

Travel Information

May

Wajima (輪島) is very famous for its lacquered crafts, called "Wajimanuri" located in Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa Prefecture. There are many Wajimanuri shops in this town. Also, Wajima is very famous for the morning market. It is considered as one of the three major morning markets in Japan. You can enjoy great seafood products and local products at this market.

Tourist Info.
There are parking and restroom.

Access
0. at Kanazawa Station.
1. use Express Bus to Wajima.


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Map around Wajima

Detailed Travel Guide

Wajima
The Morning Market
Wajima Morning Market is one of the three major morning markets in Japan. Wajima is a port and a craft man's town located in Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa Prefecture. You can enjoy fresh seafood and local products including unique craft works. There are about 200 shops open at Asaichi Street. You can enjoy the real Japanese life at the great market.

Wajima nuri, Japanese Lacquered Crafts
Wajima-nuri is a type of Japanese lacquerware of Wajima, Ishikawa prefecture. Wajima-nuri represents a form and style of lacquerware which is distinct from other Japanese lacquerware. The main distinguishing feature of Wajima-nuri is the durable undercoating achieved by the applying multiple layers of urushi mixed with powdered diatomaceous earth onto delicate zelkova wooden substrates. This traditional lacquerware has the history for over 1,000 years. It's been known since Heian Period.

Wajimakobo Nagaya
... is the visitor's center that you can enjoy experiencing Wajima-nuri. Also, there are many art studios, gallaries and Wajima-nuri shops.

Foot Onsen
It is a free foot Onsen.