Sunday, December 11, 2011

鳥居 (Torii in Ikaho Onsen)

ラーメン鳥居

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Ikaho Onsen is just another of Japan's many hot spring resort towns. A little dated, but if you are looking to relax in some mineral-rich onsens, this is a place to go.

And as with Japan's many hot spring resort towns, food is a major draw.

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The shop's master advised us against the ramen, suggesting the locally famous udon instead.

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We ordered both.

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The scent of mirin was strong, mostly from the heavily soaked menma in the bowl. Not a bad bowl, simple and hot.

The shop owner told us that we were the first adults to order ramen in a long time. Ramen... a kid's food? I don't wanna grow up!

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As expected, the udon was better.

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群馬県渋川市伊香保10-7
Gunma, Shibukawa-shi, Ikaho 10-7
Near the top of the famous stairway