Hiroshima Shopping and Districts

(Hiroshima, Chugoku, Western Honshu, Japan)

Picture showing the city centreA number of modern, multi-storey complexes and glitzy new malls await holiday makers visiting the city of Hiroshima. Shopping here has never been bigger business and countless major Japanese department stores punctuate the city's biggest malls.

Amongst the main shopping highlights in Hiroshima, Alpark stands on the western side of the city and is home to the Tenmaya department store and a huge car park, while the Asse centre features seven floors and stands within the Hiroshima Station Building.

When to Shop and Opening Hours

Most shops in Hiroshima are open on a daily basis, between 10:00 and 17:00, with the larger department stores remaining open a little later. However, the smaller shops may choose to close on Sundays, and even the bigger stores have one or two seemingly random days off every month.

Photo of large shopping complex in the city

Where to Shop

For a really special souvenir of your stay in Hiroshima, the Danbara Kottoukan complex contains two floors full of interesting shops and antiques stores, while the indoor Hondori Shopping Arcade is rather more upscale and modern, boasting many major department stores and a bustling atmosphere.

Rather more relaxed is the Midorii Tenmaya complex on the northern side of Hiroshima. Rather like an overgrown department store, the Midorii Tenmaya complex features a host of high-street fashion and a good food court. The Pacela Centre is another great place for some leisurely shopping and incorporates a large atrium, good views of the city, a number of top restaurants and even its own radio station.

Especially popular with youths in Hiroshima is the rather strangely named Wiz Wonderland shopping mall and also the Sun Mall, where a huge selection of fashion boutiques await.

Alpark - 2-26-1 Kusatsushin-machi, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima, 733-0834, Japan, JP
Tel: +81 082 501 1000

Asse - 2-37 Matsubara, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, 732-0822, Japan, JP
Tel: +81 082 506 2555

Danbara Kottoukan - 2-4-1 Danbara, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, 732-0811, Japan, JP
Tel: +81 082 263 1937

Hondori Shopping Arcade - Hondori, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, 730-0035, Japan, JP

Midorii Tenmaya - 5-22-1 Midorii, Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima, 731-0103, Japan, JP
Tel: +81 082 876 5111

Pacela Shopping Centre - 6-78 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, 730-0011, Japan, JP
Tel: +81 082 502 3515

Sun Mall - 2-2-18 Kamiya-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, 730-0031, Japan, JP
Tel: +81 082 245 6000

Wiz Wonderland - 5-3 Shinten-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, 730-0034, Japan, JP
Tel: +81 082 245 6411