Hondori Shopping Arcade

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Hondori (本通) is one of the main shopping districts in Hiroshima's bustling downtown area. This pedestrian arcade street (shotengai) is a shopper's paradise, lined with everything from clothing stores, trendy boutiques, cafes and restaurants, through to karaoke bars, gaming arcades, purikura parlours and anime shops. When it comes to shopping in Hiroshima, Hondori is a popular choice. As a covered walkway, shoppers can also feel protected from the elements allowing plenty of time to find the perfect souvenir come rain or shine.

Overview

Address

Hondori, Hiroshima (Directions)

Hours

Open 24 hours Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Holidays Open 24 hours

Access

Hiroden Streetcar: Hondori can be accessed via the Hiroden tram network via its own streetcar stop. Routes 1, 3 and 7 all pass through Hondori station, though a number of other stops all provide good access to Hondori too: Kamiyacho-nishi, Kamiyacho-higashi, Tatemachi and Hatchobori.

Astram Line: Hondori Station is the terminus for the Astram Line rapid transit system, which connects the city centre to the north-west suburbs. The line reaches all the way to Asaminami ward — a full journey takes about 40 minutes and the last stop, Kōiki-kōen-mae, is home to Sanfrecce Hiroshima, at their Big Arch / Edion Stadium.

City Buses: It's about a 10 min bus ride via Hiroshima Station — alight anywhere along Aioi-dori Avenue that runs parallel to Hondori which is just a few minutes walk away.

Limousine bus: it's about a 5 minute walk from Hiroshima Bus Centre, up on the third floor of Sogo department store, which connects to Hiroshima Airport.

By foot: A few minutes east from Peace Park.

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