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Ichiran is a famous ramen restaurant with chain stores all over Japan. Fukuoka is where Ichiran originated, and many people visit the Fukuoka headquarters as it is located in the city. I was looking for a place to eat during my trip to Dazaifu Tenmangu, and I stumbled upon Dazaifu Tenmangu Ichiran and decided to have lunch here on a whim.

Dazaifu Tenmangu Ichiran Location and Operating Hours

When you exit Dazaifu Tenmangu Station, Ichiran is located at the beginning of the entrance to the shrine.

Dazaifu Tenmangu Ichiran Waiting Line

Dazaifu Tenmangu Ichiran

The day we visited was a Japanese holiday, so there were many people visiting Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, so there was a wait at this restaurant as well. We visited at 10am, which is when the restaurant opens. Even though it wasn’t yet lunchtime, we waited about 15 minutes to get into the restaurant. When we left, there were even more people in line.

Unlike other restaurants, I heard that some places accept card payments, but Ichiran Dazaifu only accepts cash payments. The menu is available through a vending machine in the front of the restaurant, and it’s written in English and Korean, so you shouldn’t have any trouble ordering. You put your cash in the vending machine first, select the items you want, and it will issue you a meal ticket.

Dazaifu Ichiran Vending Machine

I ordered the basic ramen with an extra egg, but you can also add char siu or extra rice. The Dazaifu branch of Ichiran also offers a menu called the Pass Set, which seems to fit the character of Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, which is dedicated to the god of learning.

  • Ichiran Ramen: 9800 yen
  • Soft-boiled egg: 140 yen
  • Passing set (ramen, soft-boiled egg, chashu, nori, wood ear mushroom): 1410 yen

Ichiran Recommand Recipe

Ichiran Ramen is known for offering a fine-tuned selection of flavors in their ramen. Before you pick your menu and enter the restaurant, the staff will hand you a piece of paper to choose your flavor. If you’re trying Ichiran ramen for the first time, you can generally go with the recommended flavors and have a great meal.

Ichiran Ramen Order sheet

I chose the basic flavor, which is a bit richer. and I am a spicy food lover did choose the third level of spiciness. If you don’t like spicy flavors, leave it none or choose the recommended level of two-thirds.

Ichiran Dazaifu Ramen

As the name suggests, Ichiran’s seats are partitioned off like a reading room, so there’s no pressure to eat alone.

The ramen bowls at Ichiran Dazaifu are different from the other branches, with one bowl shaped like a pentagon. They use pentagonal bowls because the pronunciation of pass in Japanese is similar to the pronunciation of pentagon.

Dazaifu Tenmangu Ichiran ramen

This was my first time trying Ichiran ramen, and I can see why it’s so popular. It’s a delicious ramen with a very rich flavor. The spiciness level I chose, 3, was just right for my taste.

The egg that came with the dish was served cold. So I recommend cracking it right away and adding it to the ramen to warm it up a bit.

I introduced you to Ichiran Ramen, located in Dazaifu. Ichiran is a run-of-the-mill ramen chain that can be found all over Japan, so I didn’t have high expectations. but I enjoyed it so much that I’m not sure I’d consider it a mandatory course on a trip to Japan.

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