Kurume Ramen Seiyoken in Kurume, Fukuoka

Kurume Ramen Seiyoken in Kurume, Fukuoka

Howdy? it’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to share our trip to Kurume Ramen Seiyoken in Kurume City, Fukuoka.

Kurume Ramen Seiyoken in Kurume, Fukuoka

Seiyoken is one of the oldest tonkotsu ramen stores in Kurume City, a is a middle-sized city in Fukuoka Prefecture. Let’s find out what makes it so special.

Here we are. Hey look! the ramen-stand-alike gate is attached to the entrance!

 

As soon as I entered the store, I smelled very strong tonkotsu (pork broth). If you are not used to it, it may be shocking. I couldn’t help doing this face. (>n<) Well, my bad. The smell reminded me of food stands in Hakata (Fukuoka).

 

Tonkotsu soup in general is rich and fatty but this place serves very light tonkotsu soup as well. I had regular and Ren (Mrs. Wada) had light one called sukkiri. By the way, a waitress asked me something like ‘would it be OK with kari-kari..’ I wasn’t sure so just said yes. Turns out, she referred to deep-fried crispy pork skin on ramen. (kari-kari = crisp). Ah, I get it. While waiting for my food I got used to the smell more. I guess I’m ready for it. And here comes my tonkotsu ramen. It was pretty good actually. Soup is super rich and noodles are thin just like Bari in Okayama. Gyoza was awesome as well.

 

Ren’s ramen was cool also. Soup is clear but still remains rich.

Definitely recommended!

 

Information

Name Kurume Ramen Seiyoken (Suwanomachi store)
Access 1798-6 Suwanomachi Kurume-shi, Fukuoka
Business Hours Weekdays: 11:30 – 21:30
Saturdays, Sundays ad holidays: 11:00 – 22:00
Closed on 3rd Tuesday every month and January 1st
Contact 0942-32-9736
Website http://seiyo-ken.jp/english/index.php

 

Lastly

How do you find it? There are actually several locations in Fukuoka. If you are around, you should try one.

See you around!

Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki

Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki

I would like to share our trip to Takachiho gorge in Miyazaki Prefecture this time.

Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki

Takachiho Town is in Northern Miyazaki, about 2-hour drive from Miyazaki City, considered one of Miyazaki’s most popular sightseeing spots. It is said this is made by volcanic ash and rocks from Mt. Aso that erupted long ago.

Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki
Aside from Takachoho gorge there seems to be bunch of places to visit.

 

Boat Ride

There are rental boats available until 16:00 but they are limited. You would have to come in very early (no reservation accepted) especially during the holidays. The day we visited, it was already full for the rest of the day! (the last person would have to wait for 3-4 hours still!). Well, we still could take nice photos without being on a boat!

Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki

 

View from above

You could spot the boats from above (bridge). Even just watching the river brings me some breeze. Oh but be aware that many cars and buses pass by.

Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki
A bit crowded.

 

Clean Water and Stores

We would have a seat and grab something to eat beside the pond. I was amazed how the water is clear like a mirror! Look at this!

Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki
Reminds me of the terminator turning into liquid…

 

Trail Along the River

Oh hey, there’s a trail. It may take 30 minutes one way. We would try but sudden squall hit us, so we’d have to give in and return. Perhaps another time…

Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki
Surroundings look so cool.
Takachiho Gorge in Miyazaki
The picture on the official website may have been taken at this spot!

 

Information

Name Takachiho George (高千穂峡)
Access Mukoyama, Takachiho, Nishiusuki District, Miyazaki
Business Hours
Admission

Admission free

Rental boat: 2000 yen for 30 min (300 yen/10 min for extension)

*Parking costs 500 yen/day

Contact 0982-73-1212
Website http://takachiho-kanko.info/en/

 

Lastly

How do you find it? It is a nice place for getting the chill in summer. Please swing by if you get a chance.

See you around!