10 hours, 9 transfers, Kobe here I come!
|Seishun 18 Kippu|
Sure I could have saved a lot of time going by Shinkansen, but this is a lot more fun. And a lot cheaper.
On my way I stopped in Shizuoka for lunch at Menya Tsubame (麺屋 燕) in Shimada. This may look like an ordinary house from the outside...
But it's actually the most popular ramen shop in the area. And this is peak lunch hour.
Tsubame Shoyu Ramen (燕ラーメン しょうゆ).
There's something eerily familiar about this ramen. I just can't pinpoint it. Anyway, it was pretty good except for a slight bitterness coming from the chicken soup.
Back on the road. You know you're not in Tokyo anymore when the sidewalks are also rivers.
Snow! It didn't last long.
So I made it. A little over 11 hours and a little drama with one train losing power and being stranded but I made it. Hello Kobe!! Hello Shoki Ramen House in Kobe!!!
Time to unwind.
Thank you Ueyama-san!! Looking forward to the soft-open tomorrow!!!
And now it's time to study...Kansai ramen!
I know just where I'm going for breakfast.