PARCO Hiroshima is one in the chain of PARCO department stores found through Japan. The first PARCO department store opened in Tokyo in 1953.
Okonomi Village contains 26 okonomiyaki eateries. Okonomiyaki is a savoury pancake made mainly from flour, potato and egg. Additional ingredients include cabbage, pork and sometimes cheese, squid or octopus. Okonomiyaki in the Hiroshima Prefecture region is different to the more common Okonomiyaki which comes from Osaka Prefecture. Hiroshima Prefecture Okonomiyaki is made of layered ingredients, rather than mixed.