Ala Moana Center ~ the world's largest outdoor shopping mall, Ala Moana is home to nearly 300 retail stores from high-end luxury brands to department and specialty stores. There are plenty of dining options including an extensive food court, plus an entire floor of restaurants on the center's Ho'okipa Terrace.
Honolulu’s massive Shirokiya department store in the Ala Moana Center—the last bastion of a company formerly omnipresent in its native Japan—just got a revamp and a new name: Shirokiya Japan Village Walk. On June 25, the company reopened in the Ewa Wing of the mall and, the “store” feels now more than ever like you’ve stepped out of Hawaii and into Japan. Shirokiya’s new format, which they’re calling a “theme park village,” is styled to look and feel like a monzen-machi Japanese town.