Musoshin Gion, Kyoto, Japan


After a morning exploring the temple area to the east of Kyoto, I started walking through the Gion area looking for lunch.

Using Yelp, TripAdvisor and Google I noticed a quite well reviewed ramen restaurant not too far from where I was so decided to give it a try.

It looks like a typical Japanese ramen shop when you enter where a majority of the small number of seats are at the counter behind which is the kitchen. There were probably only a dozen seats or so in total.

There were several seats available when I arrived, so I ordered the eponymous ramen from the ticket vending machine and took a seat.

It took about 5 or so minutes for my ramen to be cooked, and I would have to say that this meal turned out to be one of the best meals I would have in Japan. The soup was just sublime, with a taste that’s making my mouth water just thinking back.

If you are in Kyoto, get to Gion and have a ramen at Musoshin Gion – you will not be disappointed!

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