Wajima attractions

Top Choice Market in Wajima

Asa-ichi

Among a few hundred elderly women selling fresh-off-the-trawler seafood, this entertaining morning market features cool boutiques offering tasteful lacquerware, pottery and souvenirs, and hip young Japanese families…
Museum in Wajima

Kiriko Kaikan

Here you can view a selection of the impressive illuminated, lacquered floats used in the Wajima Taisai festival, some up to 15m tall. Take the bus to Tsukada stop (¥150, six minutes).
Museum in Wajima

Ishikawa Wajima Urushi Art Museum

This modern museum, about a 15-minute walk west of the former train station, has rotating exhibitions of its large lacquerware collection in galleries over two floors. Phone ahead, as it closes between exhibitions.