As the name suggests, “Ekinishi” is an abbreviation for a bar district in the area west of the south exit of Hiroshima Station. The exact address is Osuka-cho, Minami Ward, Hiroshima City. It is conveniently located about 3 minutes on foot from Hiroshima Station. Previously, it was rather an image of a town with uncle bars lined up, but in the last few years it has suddenly transformed into a cool bar district.
Perhaps because of its location adjacent to Hiroshima Station, it is crowded from a relatively early hour on weekdays, from local office workers to young women’s groups, and businessmen on business trips. The traffic calms down around 23:00 so as not to miss the last train. Here are some recommended shops for such ekinishi.
A famous ekinishi store. It is a shop following a Thai restaurant and a bar, and the interior of the store, which is connected by renovating two old private houses, is the largest in the Ekinishi area with a counter on the first floor, and table seats on the second floor.