The market was not very crowded by the time we got there at around 8am so we had no problems walking around and finding a seat - the market opens daily from 7am to 4pm, except on their occasional rest days which they would post online, but it did get quite lively later on with grocery shoppers and people - tourists and locals - going for a bowl of nokke-dons, so if you want to avoid the crowd especially during the peak season, it's best to hit this as your first stop of sightseeing.
You can find more information about the market on their website: http://www.aomori-ichiba.com/nokkedon. Do double check on their site for the opening days and hours before you plan your itinerary - bearing in mind they do close occasionally.
When? March 22 2015
Where? Aomori Gyosai Center, Furukawa 1-11-16, Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan
(Part of the Japan Rail Trip 2015 Series - check out the rest of our journey by clicking on the link! More to come!)