Kyoto ramen town eating adventure -- Ichijoji
ONLY in JAPAN -- Apr 07
In Japan, there is no food more beloved than ramen, and there's no town more ramen crazy than Kyoto's Ichijoji neighborhood. It's considered the most competitive ramen area in the country, a place where famous national chains are born -- and hopes and dreams soar and crumble in the ramen industry. Ichijoji is well known in Japan but virtually unknown outside the country so -- WELCOME to KYOTO!

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