Sep. 18, 2018 UPDATE


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Additive-free chicken tonkotsu ramen near Fushimi Inari Shrine
Hiwamatanoboru is a ramen restaurant located just one minute from the Keihan Fushimiinari Station. The signature dish at Hiwamatanoboru is the chicken tonkotsu (bone broth) ramen, which is as delicious to look at as it is to eat. The broth is made from pork spine and chicken bones, yet it is free of the particular odor sometimes associated with tonkotsu ramen. The broth is absolutely free of any artificial flavorings and is made entirely in-house. It has a rich flavor yet is healthy, and you can drink it down to the last drop and won’t feel stuffed. The restaurant is filled with wooden fixtures, lending it a bright tone. Fushimi Inari Shrine is right nearby, so if you want to grab some ramen after a visit of the area, this is a must-stop destination.
Tori Tonkotsu Ramen + Boiled egg + Chashu
Tori Tonkotsu Ramen + Boiled egg + Chashu / ¥1,000
Hiwamatanoboru’s signature dish: Tori Tonkotsu Ramen. What will first amaze you is the scrumptious appearance of this dish when it’s served up. Just look at the chashu (char siu in Chinese) pork fillets, lined bumper-to-bumper along the bowl. Then there’s a runny soft-boiled egg, and a sprinkling of scallions and bamboo shoots. This ramen is almost a work of art! The taste does not disappoint, either. The quality of the chicken tonkotsu broth is divine, and you’ll taste its rich complexity from the first sip. Trust us – you will not be disappointed. The chashu is somewhat like rare roast pork and pairs perfectly with the rich and refined broth in ways that continue to surprise us. We highly recommend adding chashu to your order as a topping.
Sakana Tori Tonkotsu Ramen
Sakana Tori Tonkotsu Ramen / ¥750
Another classic at Hiwamatanoboru is the Sakana Tori Tonkotsu Ramen. A base of Tori Tonkotsu Ramen is then enhanced with a seafood extract. This ramen has the delicious taste of Tori Tonkotsu Ramen paired with the fragrant aroma of dried sardines. The pungent smell you might associate with seafood broths is totally absent here, another pleasant surprise. If you like seafood-based ramen, this is our recommendation.
Fried Chicken 2pcs combo
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Fried Chicken 2pcs combo / ¥220
This is a side dish of homemade fried chicken. The signature of Hiwamatanoboru’s fried chicken is its extreme simplicity. It is affordable, tasty, and soft. The quality and amazing price will make you second-guess whether this is really a side dish. Upgrading from two pieces to three is just ¥30, so don’t hesitate to splurge for more if you have a healthy appetite.
Chashu pork rice bowl
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Chashu pork rice bowl / ¥300
The Chashu pork rice bowl is a smaller side dish. Steaming hot white rice is served with a toothy chashu pork fillet and mayonnaise atop for a rich and delicious flavor. There is a dollop of spicy mustard mayonnaise, which lends a blend of sourness and spice to the dish, stimulating your appetite. It’s spicy, though, so don’t use too much.
How to Order

Begin by buying a ticket at the vending machine inside the restaurant. Insert your money and select the Ramen of your choice, then push the button. If you’re stumped, proceed further into the restaurant and ask for help in English. They’ll give you a printed menu of the vending machine in English, which you can use to easily decode the buttons. Since the restaurant is near a tourist location, they are ably equipped to support you in English, a welcome benefit.

- Order Tips -

If you want to adjust the volume of noodles, you won’t practice the usual Oomori or Tokumori upgrades found at traditional ramen restaurants. At Hiwamatanoboru, there is a Kaedama system. The Kaedama refers to a fresh batch of noodles being brought and served into your existing Ramen broth when the noodles run low. The advantage of this is that, unlike Oomori, the excess noodles won’t get soggy as they sit in the bowl.

If you want to opt for the Kaedama, tell one of the wait staff, “Kaedama wo kudasai.” just before your noodles are about to run out. For ¥100 and five minutes’ wait time, a freshly-boiled batch of noodles will be brought over. If you absolutely know you will be ordering a Kaedama, you can buy a ticket printed Kae-dama from the vending machine and tell them, “Ato de Kaedama wo mottekite kudasai,” which means they will bring it later – quite a smart move, we might add. The staff will check your progress and smoothly bring you the noodles when the timing is best.

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Overseas Tourist-Friendly
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The ramen at Hiwamatanoboru is not only delicious – it’s healthy, too. The ample portions would normally leave you stuffed, but there is something strangely intoxicating about the ramen here, as you’ll find yourself wanting just one more bite even after the meal is long over. If you like the ramen here, you must try the Toriton EX, an item served only for dinner. It is even richer than the ramen discussed in this article and comes with a thick, viscous broth.
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Hiwamatanoboru is always thronged with visitors to Fushimi Inari Shrine and locals from the area. Not only is the ramen tasty, but the staff here are all super friendly, so you will have a stress-free experience as a tourist. Whether you want a meal to fortify you before a tour of Fushimi Inari Shrine or a lunch or dinner after you’ve made the rounds, this is one of the best choices of restaurant. I recommend the classic Tori Tonkotsu Ramen. The chashu is really delicious, so it’s well worth ordering as a topping!
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Hiwamatanoboru / 陽はまた昇る
Category Ramen
Phone +81 75-642-5705
Address 38-15, Fukakusa Ichinotsubocho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, 612-0012
Directions 1-minute walk from Keihan Fushimiinari Station
Open Hours 11am - 10pm
Reservations No
Closed Thursdays and the second Wednesday of each month
Notes The shop sometimes gets crowded in the afternoons, so you may have to wait 5-10 minutes.
Price range
- ¥1,000
Credit cards No
Good for Solo, With Friends
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
The staff speak basic English
Menu English
Lanuages spoken Basic English
Number of seats 25 seats
Private dining rooms Nothing
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking
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