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Ekinishi, Hiroshima's oyster hotspot

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Fresh oyster cuisine just minutes from the station

Hiroshima Tourism Association



There are few better places to enjoy oyster dishes than in Hiroshima. The largest producer of oysters in Japan, the prefecture draws from farms thriving in the nearby Seto Inland Sea.

The Ekinishi restaurant and shopping neighborhood, just three minutes from Hiroshima Station’s south exit, is a bustling area of cozy eateries, bars, and shops offering some of the best oyster cuisine in the city. During autumn and winter, visitors can expect warm steamed, fried, and miso hotpot oyster fare, as well as classic raw dishes. Hiroshima-style specialities include mashimashi-gaki, a savory pancake topped with grilled oyster and snow-white fried oysters in batter.

To try a variety of Ekinishi original dishes, join one of the district’s Hashigogaki oyster-themed pub crawls. Delicious when paired with wine or sake, oysters make great tavern fare, and each establishment has its own unique selection of beverages to be enjoyed with these local shellfish.


How to get there


Take the Shinakansen bullet train from Shin-Osaka Station to Hiroshima Station (about 1 hour 20 minutes). It’s a 3-minute walk from the south exit of JR Hiroshima Station.


Osugacho, Minami-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken


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