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Place Hiroshima

Naka-ku is the heart of Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. Naka-ku is home to Hiroshima’s central business district and Peace Memorial Park. Major attractions include the Hondori shopping arcade, a covered mall-like street of shops extending east from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park to Hatchobori. Also in Naka-ku is Okonomi-mura – a building housing a number of restaurants that serve Hiroshima’s famous food, okonomiyaki.

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