The Fuel of Fukuoka: Nagahama Ramen Walking Tour

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Duration
2 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 4 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
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Near station, Private Experience
Join Mason & his team of Fukuoka foodie guides for a Nagahama Ramen walking tour! Upskill at an info session, stop at landmarks, visit 2 revered ramen spots, & practice ordering entirely in Japanese.
Highlights
Learn the lingo, history, and culture of Nagahama Ramen
Embark on a guided walking tour through Nagahama
Upskill with an info session at a contemporary community hub
Try ramen at two revered establishments: Ganso Nagahamaya (1 x ramen + 1 x refill) and Ganso Nagahamake 1 x ramen + 1 x refill)
Flex your language and Nagahama knowledge by ordering ramen entirely in Japanese
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
LIMITED TIME OFFER: The first 5 customers to use the code ‘FUKUOKA10’ upon checkout will receive 10% off! Nagahama Ramen holds a special place in Fokuoka local's hearts. During this ramen-led adventure, join Mason and his team for an immersive journey into authentic Nagahama Ramen culture. You’ll practice placing orders entirely in Japanese and compare Nagahama Ramen at two renowned establishments! Nagahama Ramen is celebrated for pioneering the contemporary ramen style in Fukuoka. It introduced innovations such as the "kaedama" system for extra noodle refills and the combination of delicate noodles with a rich tonkotsu (pork bone) broth, however, the ordering process presents a challenge… Upon entering the establishment and before being seated, you'll be asked, "How firm would you like your noodles?" Your speedy response is required, with terms like "Betanama," "Nashikata," "Zun," and the like being your choices. Nagahama Ramen employs a unique and almost incantation-like ordering system, which even some Japanese individuals find perplexing. But after this experience, you’ll be able to order with ease and pass for a Fukuokan in no time! Ramen Tour Flow: 1) Info Session at Fukuoka Growth Next Fill your noodle with knowledge about the history and intricacies of ordering Nagahama Ramen at Fukuoka Growth Next, a convenient 5-minute walk from Akasaka/Tenjin subway station. 2) Walking Tour Stroll towards Nagahama, passing landmarks like the original Hakata Ramen pioneer, Akanoren, and the Ichiran Tenjin Branch, where you can try their special Kama Dare Tonkotsu ramen. 3) Ganso Nagahamaya Visit this time-honored Nagahama Ramen establishment, and if you’re up to the challenge, test your newly acquired skills by placing your ramen order entirely in Japanese! 4) Ganso Nagahamake Check out Ganso Nagahamake–a shop established by a former employee of the revered Ganso Nagahamaya. Order Nagahama Ramen in Japanese and savor the opportunity to discern the nuanced variations
Inclusions
Guided walking tour and stops at key Nagahama landmarks
Nagahama Ramen info session at Fukuoka Growth Next (a contemporary local hub)
Try ramen at two revered establishments: Ganso Nagahamaya (1 x ramen + 1 x refill) and Ganso Nagahamake (1 x ramen + 1 x refill)
Exclusions
Additional purchases made at the guests’ own expense
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Fukuoka Growth Next (5-minute walk from Akasaka/Tenjin subway station.)
Remarks
Portions are generous, so we suggest ordering a smaller size (Herashi) if you want to try both Ganso and Keichi
Each place allows you to order one bowl of ramen and one serving of extra noodles (kaedama)
Please avoid wasting food

Experience Location

Fukuoka is Japan’s up-and-coming foodie prefecture, which was put on the map by the 2014 Michelin Guide and has been consistently featured ever since. Roam food markets in Fukuoka, taste the authentic Hakata tonkotsu ramen in its birthplace, and fill up at yatai street food stalls during your trip to Fukuoka!
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals