Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

The Japan Alps and the North Chubu Coast Sights

Wajima

  • Town/Village

Updated 07/23/2013

Fodor's Review

Only 16 km (10 miles) and one bus stop up the road from Monzen, this fishing town at the tip of the peninsula is also known for its gorgeous lacquerware.

Wajima Morning Market. At the tip of the peninsula, the fishing village of Wajima is known for its gorgeous lacquerware. A good place to purchase some good pieces is the Wajima Morning Market, held daily except for the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. You can also buy seafood, fruit, vegetables,

and local crafts from elderly women wearing indigo monpei (field pants). The smaller yu-ichi (evening market) starts around 3 pm daily and runs until sunset. Almost anyone can point you in the right direction. Wajima is about 16 km (10 miles) up the road from Monzen. Asa-ichi dori, Kawai-cho, 928-0001. 0768/22–7653. Daily 8–11:30 and 3–sunset.

Wajima Lacquerware Hall. To observe the traditional lacquerware manufacturing process, visit Wajima Lacquerware Hall. The production of a single piece involves more than 20 steps, from wood preparation and linen reinforcement to the application of layers of lacquer, carefully dried and polished between coats. It's in the center of town on the north side of Route 249, near the New Bridge. 24–55 Kawai-machi, 928-0001. 0768/22–2155. ¥200. Daily 8:30–5.

Read More

Sight Information

Address:

Wajima, Ishikawa-ken, Japan

Updated 07/23/2013

Advertisement

What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Sights

See all sights in The Japan Alps and the North Chubu Coast

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

Advertisement