Hello, I’m Misano. I would like to share my experience of several singular & superb ramen restaurants I visited during my recent stay in Osaka and Kyoto.
“Kashiya” is a popular ramen restaurant in Osaka.
While it’s a small shop with a mere 8 counter seats, it’s such a popular restaurant that it’s even been featured on TV.
There is a ramen restaurant I have loved for a long time.
Named Ten-Ten, Yu, it's a sister shop to Kyoto's famous flagship, Ten-Ten-Yu.
A lot of regular customers seem to come to this ramen shop every day to enjoy the free Nira Kimchi, a spicy Korean pickled cabbage with Chinese chives (Nira in Japanese).
Today I had lunch at “Tendon Ramen Hageten.”
It’s a new restaurant, made possible by a collaboration between tempura restaurant with 93 locations nation-wide “Ginza Hageten” and Fukuoka-originated global ramen brand “Ippudo.”
“Tomato no Sato Shinanoji” in Osaka is an unusual tomato ramen specialty restaurant.
The prices are a bit high, but the ingredients used are of great quality thanks to the craftsman-spirited owner. Other restaurants sell tomato ramen as well, but this restaurant is known as the pioneer of the dish and has many fans.
I’ve visited here before, but I remembered how much I loved the taste and came back!
Men Monogatari Tsunagu is a ramen shop that opened in 2017 in Osaka. It has attracted attention by winning the "Semi-Grand Prix" prize in 2018 New Restaurant Division of the Ultimate Ramen Contest held by the "Pia MOOK Kansai" magazine.
I visited Hida Takayama and Shirakawa-go in Gifu Prefecture in March over 3 days and 2 nights.
The area is great to visit in any season, but I decided to visit while the snow was still around this time.
In this article, I’ll be introducing my day 1 travels from Shinjuku to Shirakawa-go as well as my walk through Shirakawa-go.
This article will introduce Shirakawa-go in the morning on my 2nd day, as well as my walk through Takayama.
Super-rich niboshi ramen is booming with popularity in Tokyo! Among all the choices of locations to get this dish, one of the most popular restaurants with this rich type of broth is “Chuka Soba Ibuki,” located in Itabashi-ku’s Shimura-Sakaue.