Ichijoji – Kyoto battleground of Ramen noodles / Ten-ten-yu

May 15, 2016.5.15

The theme of today is ” Researching Ichijoji – Kyoto battleground of Ramen noodles”

I’m attempting to introduce popular ramen restaurants in Kyoto. I’m a little bit worry about body weight because of its.high calorie content, but I will try one shop per day.

“Ichijoji”, famous as a birthplace of “Tenka Ippin” ramen shop is located in the north east area of Kyoto city.

The nearest railway station is “Ichijioji” Station of Eizan Dentsu railway, but I recommend to use the one day ticket of Kyoto city bus, while visiting various places by bus. If you go there by bus from Kyoto station, take Route 5 at the bus terminal, Kyoto Tower side of the Kyoto station, bound for “Kokusai-Kaikan/Iwakura” and get off at “Ichijoji-Kinomotocho” bus stop.

My first visit of this series is “Ten-ten-yu” Original shop.

The ramen is served with thick chicken broth with a generous amount of leek ! Of course, I had all soup till the last drop. Addition of garlic pepper and red pickled ginger enhances the flavor of Ramen, and it was very good taste! Price of 650 yen is a good value for this satisfaction.




Kyoto and Ramen lovers, why don’t you enjoy both tourism in Kyoto city and dinner at Ramen shop !!


Sento is culture of Kyoto ~ Introduction of “Hinode-yu”


Today, I would like to introduce a Sento Hinode-yu ,public bath which has stood for 88 years and is located near our Otabi-an hostel, as I love a Sento and a sauna bath very much !


I often go to a “Super sento”, a modern large bathhouse or a relaxation spa, but, such a town public bath has a long history and something special atmosphere. It’s a kind of a regional salon where you can talk with a bath attendant lady or local old people.

In the undressing room, bathroom baskets are piled up and you have to take one and put it into a locker with your cloths.

If you are not familiar with this way, the bath attendant lady will take a basket and give it to you, beating the dust off and tell you how to use it.


Hinode-yu is planning some events for visitors.



The next event is “evening with light of fireflies”, Japanese summer tradition, to be held from June 10 to 15.

I must go ! (^_-)-☆