Strolling Through Hiroshima's Hondori Shopping Street
This video, titled "Hiroshima Hondori Arcade & Okonomimura - 本通 お好み村 - 4K Ultra HD," takes a look at the Hondori Shopping Street in Hiroshima.
Hondori Shopping Street, stretching east to west for approximately 577 meters, is one of the most popular wide-area shopping streets in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions and is said to have the largest number of visitors in both regions as well.
About 200 shops, including those affiliated with the Hiroshima Hondori Shopping Street Promotional Association, line the street.
In addition to cafes, pubs and other restaurants, there are hotels, okonomiyaki shops, and more along Hondori Shopping Street, making it the perfect place for a shopping trip, grabbing a bite to eat or window shopping while munching on snacks.
What Kind of Shops Can Be Found Along Hondori Shopping Street?
Hondori Shopping Street is home to a variety of shops, including fashion and accessory shops, pharmacies, clothing and household goods stores, as well as instagrammable ramen shops and tapioca shops, making it the perfect place for a lunch or dinner date.
There are also many shops where you can buy souvenirs to commemorate your trip to Hiroshima.
As you can see from 0:05 in the video, Hiroshima's Hondori Shopping Street is a covered arcade, so it's safe to walk around even on rainy days.
The video enters the arcade at 0:24.
On weekends, Hiroshima's Hondori Shopping Street hosts events, such as the Toro Nagashi Festival, so consider dropping by when these are taking place.
Around Hondori Shopping Street
If you're interested in sampling some of Hiroshima's local delicacies, there are of course plenty of shops along the street itself, but don't forget to check out the surrounding area as well.
In the Naka Ward area of Hiroshima, you'll find Kamiyacho Shareo, an underground shopping mall, the Hiroshima Kinza-gai shopping district, and "Okonomimura" where you can enjoy Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki.
At 3:05 you can see a number of neon signs that say "okonomiyaki."
You'll also want to stop by Namiki Dori, Naka-no-Tana Shopping Street, Fukuromachi Uradori and Shintenchi Square. You can also walk to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and the Atomic Bomb Dome, so be sure to check these out as well.
Summary of Hondori Shopping Street
In this article, we introduced the historic Hondori shopping street in Hiroshima.
Hondori shopping street is the busiest downtown area in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions, rife with delicious food, shops, and tourist destinations. Also, the street is closed to traffic, so you can walk around freely.
We highly recommend it to people who want to enjoy Hiroshima cuisine.
If you're out sightseeing in Hiroshima, why not take a stroll down Hondori Shopping Street?
【Access】Astramline Hondori Station or Hondori Station Streetcar Ujina Line, Hiroshima Electric Railway Main Line Kamiyacho Nishi Station, Kamiyacho Higashi Station, Tatemachi Station and Hondori Bus Terminal Bus Stop
【Hours】Vary by shop
【Parking】Coin parking lots near the arcade
【Official Website】Hiroshima Hondori