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…