Ishikawa’s seafood is renowned throughout Japan for its excellence, and within the prefecture, Noto’s catch is said to be the best. Every day the regional fish markets are a hive of competition and theatre as people bid for the freshest fish and crabs. Even if you don’t intend on buying anything, they’re worth a visit if you don’t mind getting up a little early. Similarly, Nanao is home to a little conveyor oyster conveyer belt where grandmothers sit and shuck the best shells with abandon.