Wood Egg Okonomiyaki Museum
Oko-mmunicate with okonomiyaki
- Closest station
Hiroshima Station, Tokaido/Sanyo Shinkansen/Sanyo Main Line
Take the bus from JR Hiroshima Station, get off at Shoko Center 7-Chome bus stop and walk for two minutes
7-4-5 Shoko Center, Nishi Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima
- Opening hours
9:00–17:00 (last entrance at 16:30)
Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, New Year’s holiday period, Obon holiday period, October 1
Tours of the Okono Museum are free (groups of seven or more require a reservation)
Great Stuff to See and Do!
The local soul food that filled the hungry bellies of Hiroshima residents after WWII
Okonomiyaki is short for “cooked as you like it” in Japanese. Ingredients of your choice, such as eggs, cabbage and other vegetables, meat, and noodles are added to a mixture of flour and water, cooked on a hot pan, and then eaten with toppings such as okonomiyaki sauce or mayonnaise. This style of cooking became popular after WWII when food supplies were scarce. As reconstruction of the city progressed, okonomiyaki evolved into the soul food of Hiroshima.
The Wood Egg Okonomiyaki Museum is located next to the Otafuku Sauce factory, a major producer of the essential okonomiyaki sauce, and offers the chance to tour the sauce production factory and make okonomiyaki.
Learn about and savor okonomiyaki at the Wood Egg Okonomiyaki Museum
At the Okono Museum in the Wood Egg Okonomiyaki Museum, you can learn about the history of okonomiyaki. In the “experience” area, you can learn how to make your own okonomiyaki from an Otafuku Sauce employee and eat fresh okonomiyaki.
Why not try oko-mmunication, communicating through okonomiyaki, at this facility?