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Pioneer of food theme parks

Hiroshima Okonomimura

Hiroshima Hiroshima

Hiroshima Okonomimura is the pioneer of food theme parks across the country.

In the post-war 1950s, okonomiyaki stalls lined up along Chuo-dori in Hiroshima City are said to be the origin of okonomiyaki village.

At that time, there were other stalls other than okonomiyaki shops, such as ramen shops, on Chuo-dori Street, but most of them were okonomiyaki stalls, and the writer Minoru Kida saw this scene and said, ``It's like an okonomiyaki village.'' It is said that this name was given to it.

Currently, it has been reborn as a spacious seven-story mixed-use building with 27 okonomiyaki restaurants.

When you think of Hiroshima, you think of okonomiyaki. Because you can easily enjoy okonomiyaki, which is the soul food of Hiroshima residents, it has become a popular spot for school excursions, and was ranked number one in Japan in 2004 as a "Family Food Theme Park.''

■ Basic information
Name: Hiroshima Okonomimura
Address: 5-13 Shintenchi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture
Nearest station: Hiroshima Electric Railway Hatchobori tram stop (3 minutes walk)
Business hours: 11:00-25:00 (estimate)
Price: (varies depending on store/menu)
Closed: None (varies by store)
Parking: None (use nearby parking lots/charges apply)

*Please check the website for detailed information.