Shiomachi Shopping Street (しおまち商店街)
This shopping street connects Setoda Port and the Kousanji Temple. The 600-meter-long retro shopping street is lined with over 50 establishments. The old-fashioned shopping street experienced new life after it began being featured in SNS posts by cyclists riding the Nishiseto Expressway. An atmosphere reminiscent of Japan’s bygone Showa period still hangs in the air here; a sign over the entrance to the street states “Welcome to the cyclist oasis.” Shiomachitei is a cafe and bar operating out of a traditional Japanese home building about 200 meters from the Setoda Port-side entrance, and it is a famous rest and maintenance spot for cyclists because cyclists are allowed to bring their bicycles into the establishment.
- Irregular holidays
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
There is more than meets the eye awaiting any Hiroshima-bound traveler. Kicking off in Hiroshima city, the Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Castle, and Shukkeien Garden offer a couple of days of exploring; however, the real beauty lies along the southern coast of the prefecture. There, a series of islands spreads across the Seto Inland Sea: from the mysterious sea-submerged Great Torii Gate at Miyajima Island to the first half of the islands that connect Honshu to Shikoku via six spectacular suspension bridges.