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Onomichi Hondori (Main street) Shopping district

A retro shopping district full of photo-worthy spots.

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Shopping district

"Onomichi Hondori Shopping Street" runs 1.6km in parallel between the sea and mountain, dotted with sightseeing spots in Onomichi City.
It comprises five shopping streets, "Ichiban-gai," "Naka-shopping street," "Honcho Center Street," "Chuogai," and "Onomichi street." The shopping district has about 400 unique shops and is well-known for its retro atmosphere.

You can see "Anago no Nedoko ('Conger eel's bed room')" renovated from an old folk house, as well as the Onomichi Commercial Chamber Memorial Hall, designated as a cultural property of Onomichi City. Many long-established stores last over a hundred years, such as Yuiwa Shikkiten, established in 1804, or Yamazaki Kiyoharu Shoten, established in 1919.
The shopping district also has several popular tourist spots, such as the "Onomichi Hayashi Fumiko Memorial Hall," where you can learn about Fumiko Hayashi, a novelist and poet from Onomichi.
Many narrow alleys are stretching from the main street to the left and right. As you enter them, you will find wells, torii gates, and paths that only one person can pass through. These places are also great for taking pictures.

There is also a bulk duty-free counter, which is great for tourists visiting Japan. If you shop at stores with a "Tax-Free" flag and meet certain conditions, you can apply for tax exemption all at once at this counter.

Highlights

  • A shopping street with a retro atmosphere, lined with old-fashioned shops.
  • There are several sightseeing spots, such as a guest house that has been renovated from an old folk house and the Onomichi Commercial Chamber Memorial Hall.
  • There is a bulk duty-free counter that is nice for tourists visiting Japan.
  • There are many narrow alleys in the area, famous as photo spots.

Photos

  • Onomichi Hondori Shopping Street with an impressive retro cityscape.

    Onomichi Hondori Shopping Street with an impressive retro cityscape.

  • Onomichi Hondori (Main street) Shopping district

    Onomichi Hondori (Main street) Shopping district

  • Narrow alley

    Narrow alley

  • Guest House, "Anago no Nedoko"

    Guest House, "Anago no Nedoko"

  • Yamasaki Kiyoharu shōten

    Yamasaki Kiyoharu shōten

  • Yuiwa Shikkiten

    Yuiwa Shikkiten

  • Onomichi Hayashi Fumiko Memorial Hall

    Onomichi Hayashi Fumiko Memorial Hall

  • Statue of Fumiko Hayashi

    Statue of Fumiko Hayashi

  • Onomichi Hondori (Main street) Shopping district

    Onomichi Hondori (Main street) Shopping district

Reviews

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  • 黃進中

    雖然說是商店街,但是卻一點也感不到商業氣息,一整個蕭條的街道,但也是保持的濃濃昭和歷史風情的商店街

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Details

Name in Japanese
尾道本通り商店街
Postal Code
722-0035
Address
Tsuchido, Onomichi City, Hiroshima
Telephone
0848-23-5001 (Onomichi Hondori Federation office)
Entrance Fee
Free
Regular Closing day
※Depends on each shop
Business Hours
※Depends on each shop
Access
1-minute walk from JR Onomichi station