Wood Egg Okonomiyaki Museum

With a museum and a factory tour, this is the place to find out about all things okonomiyaki where you can even enjoy making some yourself

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Along with its museum which introduces the birth of one of Hiroshima’s representative dishes, you can also enjoy a tour of the factory and try your hand at cooking okonomiyaki.
Business Hours
Weekdays ( 9:0 AM ~ 5:0 PM )

reservations required [close] the O-Bon holidays (for details, please inquire directly)
Address
7chome 4-5 Shoko Center Nishi-ku, Hiroshimashi, Hiroshima
Phone
(082) 277-7116

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3 courses to get that up-close and personal feeling for okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki is the soul food of Hiroshima. And at Wood Egg Okonomiyaki Museum which is run by the okonomiyaki sauce producer Otafuku Sauce Ltd., there are 3 courses available in which you can tour a museum related to the famous dish, enjoy a factory tour and even cook your own okonomiyaki. Please note that all courses require prior reservations. At the 2nd-floor Okonomuseum, you can learn about the history and trivia regarding okonomiyaki and Otafuku sauce where many of the visitors have gotten that nostalgic feeling for the recreation of the 1950s when okonomiyaki was first made and the postwar carts which served it. In the 1st-floor shop, along with rare items including spatulas and noren restaurant sign curtains, there are also interesting products such as sauces for children and non-allergenic okonomiyaki flour on sale so that they are perfect as souvenirs.

A factory tour devoted to service

You can view the making of the okonomiyaki sauce through the factory tour given at the company headquarters. The sight of the sauce filling bottles which are then labeled and wrapped at a rapid rate of 9000 bottles per hour is amazing. Especially popular is the shipping of the bottles during the course. The work is done by robots dressed in giraffe and gorilla outfits which amuse the visitors. It’s also great to receive warm just-bottled sauce as a souvenir.

Okonomiyaki-making classes where you can eat and compare

The cooking of okonomiyaki can be done on simple hot plates or real teppan grills during the classes. Staff carefully guide you in the keys in making an even tastier okonomiyaki through techniques such as the creation of the characteristically thin Hiroshima okonomiyaki batter and how to flip the okonomiyaki with the spatulas. It’s also wonderful to eat and compare, especially with sauces that contain various ingredients which wouldn’t usually be included.

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3 years ago
A dual-purpose museum
I'm visiting the WoodEgg Okonomiyaki Museum in mid-May. Looking forward to knowing more about this interesting food museum. Yet, I don't know how to make the reservation of this popular "cooking" course.
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