A central area in Hiroshima which is truly convenient for tourism and traffic
Hatchobori is a 20-minute walk or a 10-minute tram ride from Hiroshima Station. The neighboring Kamiyacho is also accessible by tram and it can also be reached on foot by walking on the main shopping street. Since the Hiroshima Bus Center is in Kamiyacho, you can also directly get there from the airport. In the surrounding vicinity, there are places such as Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine, the A-Bomb Dome and the Peace Memorial Park so that tourism and shopping can be enjoyed at one time. Within the city, there is the street corner tourist information center for international travelers, Travelpal International, which distributes pamphlets and provides tourist information. The centers are at 41 locations including restaurants and small shops, accommodations and other tourist facilities.
A shopping area with everything
The Hiroshima Hondori Shopping Arcade continues from in front of Hatchobori’s Hiroshima PARCO to an area close to Peace Park as the city’s biggest shopping district. Naturally, there are dining establishments and places for fashion and other products in this area which can be enjoyed just from strolling. A landmark of Hiroshima is the Hiroshima Sogo Department Store in Kamiyacho. Since it is directly linked to the Hiroshima Bus Center, you will want to visit the store while you’re waiting for your bus. Kamiyacho Shareo is an underground city under the main intersection which has many stores and sweetshops targeting young women.
The largest number of shops serving Hiroshima’s soul food, okonomiyaki
Hiroshima has Japan’s largest number of okonomiyaki shops serving its population of 100,000 residents. Micchan Souhonten which first created Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki has 6 branches in the city starting from Hatchobori. Also, there are plenty of other examples of this particular Hiroshima cuisine that you will want to try out when you visit the city such as The Okonomiyaki Republic Hiroshima Village which has 8 shops in one place, and Okonomi Village whose refrigerated and frozen products have been chosen as part of “The Hiroshima Brand”.