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Japan is one of my favorite countries to visit. Ren likes it too but not as much as me. The food, the landscape, the culture, the tech…there is just so much to be fascinated about in this country.

Ganso Nagahamaya: A Local Favorite for Hakata (Tonkotsu) Ramen in Fukuoka, Japan

Ganso Nagahamaya: A Local Favorite for Hakata (Tonkotsu) Ramen in Fukuoka, Japan

Hakata ramen is known for its rich, milky tonkotsu broth which is made by slowly cooking pork bones over a high flame until its marrow seeps out. It features thin, non-curly noodles and is often topped with slices of charshu pork. Located in the Nagahama area, Ganso Nagahamaya is a small ramen shop that's been serving Hakata ramen since the end of the Pacific War.
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Where to Stay in Fukuoka, Japan: Hotel Sunline Fukuoka Hakata Ekimae

Where to Stay in Fukuoka, Japan: Hotel Sunline Fukuoka Hakata Ekimae

We were staying in Fukuoka for just one night before flying out to Sapporo the next morning, so we needed to find a hotel that was cheap and close to the airport. Hotel Sunline Fukuoka Hakata Ekimae is about a 10-minute walk from Hakata Station – Fukuoka's central train and bus station – and just two stops away from Fukuoka airport.
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