With only an hour to spare in Kumamoto, I was determined to stop at one ramen-ya and one ramen-ya only. That shop just happened to be one of Kumamoto's best--Komurasaki. With over 50 years of experience, they will not open unless the soup is perfect. A whitish, cloudy tonkotsu is their staple and the Osama Ramen is their most popular. The garlic chips give the rather light soup some extra zest and slurping the thin noodles is a breeze.
You can take the streetcar from Kumamoto Station, but I'm not sure where to get off and you're still gonna have to walk a few blocks anyway. My advice: Take a taxi. Open from 11am to 7:30pm and closed every Tuesday.
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