The Omotesando shopping street is the main street of Miyajima, with many souvenir stores, cafés, and restaurants. On weekends and holidays the street becomes crowded with tourists, as there are many nearby tourist attractions like Itsukushima Shrine or Senjokaku five-storied pagoda. There are many stores lined along the street where you can and walk around, eat and enjoy many specialties such as “agemomiji,” which are deep-fried momiji manju, and “anago chikuwa,” which is grilled conger eel fish paste on a (traditionally bamboo but now cardboard) tube.
Moment of Joy
The Omotesando shopping street is about 350 meters long and has about 60 stores of all kinds, from souvenir stores to restaurants. Among them, there are more than 10 stores selling momiji manju, a famous confectionary of Hiroshima. Each store sells different flavors of momiji manju so you can compare and find the one you like the best. On the street you can also find a post office so you can send out postcards with a commemorative stamp, or mail your souvenirs to your hotel or home (international mail is also available).