The bustling downtown area called Hondori is named after the pedestrian-only arcade shopping street that symbolizes the city. This shopping street is lined with clothing stores representing Japan and countries around the world. At night, the neon lights of izakaya (Japanese pubs) and pubs come on all at once. Ramen specialty stores and sushi restaurants with counter seating are open until midnight. Nearby, Okonomimura is a collection of restaurants specializing in Hiroshima’s special okonomiyaki.
Moment of Joy
Hondori is always crowded with people on Sunday, public holidays, and school holidays. Despite the sheer number of visitors, however, Hondori is wide enough to never feel crowded, so shoppers can rest easy while walking down the street with their numerous bags. Eateries representing the world’s cuisines also abound so visitors will certainly be spoiled for choice and leave with a full belly!