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Quest for world’s first Hakata Ippudo restaurant – Tokyo Travel Article

Quest for world’s first Hakata Ippudo restaurant In November 2015, I traveled solo to Japan using the Japan Rail JR Pass. While I was touring in Hakata/Fukuoka of northern Kyushu, I decided to pay a tribute to the very first franchise restaurant of the most popular ramen  chain in the world: Ippudo Ramen, 一風堂 Original taste at the origin of Ippudo Ramen franchise restaurant in Fukuoka Japan Exterior of world’s first Ippudo Ramen restaurant in Fukuoka Japan While Ippudo ramen…

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Tokyo Consult: Kobe Beef in Kobe 2016 – Tokyo Travel Article

Tokyo Consult: Kobe Beef in Kobe 2016 In October 2016, I traveled to Japan using the 14-day Japan Rail Pass. While I was traveling from Kanazawa 金沢 to Kagoshima 鹿児島, my cousin and I decided to stop by Kobe for a few hours of sightseeing and for Kobe Beef 神戸牛 lunch. I did some research prior to my arrival in Kobe, we decided to visit ishida Kobe Beef Steak Restaurant 神戸 石田 屋 based on their recent rise in popularity and…

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Tokyo Consult: Beef Bowl Japanese Gyudon – Tokyo Travel Article

Tokyo Consult: Beef Bowl Japanese Gyudon With many franchise restaurants throughout Japan, Gyndon Beef bowl 牛丼 remains one of the best and most affordable comfort food options for budget travelers in Japan. Typical price of a regular size Gyndon Beef Bowl is about $2.50 to $3.50 USD, the value far exceeds any other cuisine in Japan. Many of the restaurants open 24 hour a day in urban areas in Japan and they are everywhere near train/subway stations, this makes it…

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