Ichijoji – Kyoto battleground of Ramen noodles / Gokkei

Sep. 3, 2016

September of this year came. It has become a little bit less hot in the morning and night. This could be a sign of autumn?, maybe influence of typhoon.

Since opening of our guesthouse in this January, 8months already went with no real problem. I would like to say thank you to our guests and people support us.

As usual, Kyoto in July and August had hot summer. I believe our guests enjoyed activities in Kyoto through a day and knew such hot summer of Kyoto better than me (*^^*).

My blog of this time is a part of the series, Ichijoji – Kyoto battleground of Ramen noodles. This is the second article at last, since May.

The name of this ramen shop is “Gokkei”, a combination of two Chinese characters 極”Gok” + 鶏”Kei”. “Gok” literally means Ultimate, and “Kei” means Chicken meat.


This restaurant is one of the most popular ramen shops in Kyoto making a long queue. Normally, I try to avoid queuing, but I endured a long waiting time (LOL). In our case, it took 2 hours to enter the restaurant.

I choose “Tori-daku”. The soup is very thick, no more in the form of a liquid! It is a more paste like, but  with full of tasty chicken meat. This is my quite first experience of eating, not drinking the very thick “soup”.  I enjoyed a large size of Menma (Bamboo Shoots) too.


My husband choose “Sakana-daku”.


A lot of shavings of dried fish is added on the thick “soup”, creating a different tasty flavor.

The shop offers 4 kinds of ramen. Others are “Kuro-daku” and “Aka-daku”. I need to find out how taste they are in the next time, maybe different time zone which may have shorter queue.

Please try this thick soup of Gokkei. (^^♪

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 !!