When you visit Hiroshima, you should eat Okonomiyaki once at
Okonomiyaki is like pancake, and is one of the popular foods in Japan. Hiroshima and Osaka are the famous city.
Okonomiyaki in Osaka is called "Kansai-style", and it is the standard
style of Okonomiyaki.
In most of the areas in Japan, "Okonomiyaki" means Kansai-style.
And in the home, we sometimes make Kansai-style Okonomiyaki.
But Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki is unique.
The most distinctive feature is to mix noodles into the pancake.
And much more vegitables than Kansai-style are used, and the making requires a certain amount of skill.
So Hiroshima-style Okomimiyaki should be eaten in the restaurant rather than in the home.
There are more than 800 restaurants of Okonomiyaki in Hiroshima city.
(Of course, all of them have only Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki.)
Most restaurants are small, and many of them have the seats within a dozen.
We take a seat in front of the hot plate.
The cook makes the Okonomiyaki on the hot plate, and we eat it there.
At Shintenchi district located about 1 km east of Hiroshima Peace
Memorial Park, there are two buildings for Okonomiyaki restaurants.
One is "Okonomi-mura" and another is "Hiroshima-mura".
Both buildings are in the same block.
Okonomi-mura has 27 restaurants on the three floors in the building
built in 1992.
This originally started in 1967.
All restatrants use the sauce of Sunfoods Company.
Hiroshima-mura has 6 restaurants on two floors in the building.
This was opened in 2001, and all restaurants use the sauce of Otafuku Sauce Company.
Of course, it is good to find your favorite restaurant on foot.
But it is more efficient to visit these buildings for tourists with limited time.
By street car with route No. 1, 2
or 6, about 12 minutes from Hiroshima station to Hatchobori stop.
From Genbaku Dome, about 3 minutes walk.