The real-life ichiraku!

If you like Naruto, you must know that Naruto Uzumaki's favorite food is ramen (or ramen). But did you know that your favorite place to eat, “ICHIRAKU” exists in real life? It is true! And in fact, you could even eat the same dish as Naruto in this place.

Located in the fictional village of "Konoha", the establishment has made numerous appearances during the various episodes of the anime and manga throughout the series and was even featured in the anime's 16th manga. So it's not surprising that many of the people who follow the anime are already familiar with the establishment. What is surprising, however, is that instead of being simply a figment of the mangaka's imagination, an actual store served as an inspiration for Ichiraku.

The store that was the model for the anime was located near Fukuoka Station. Mangaka Kishimoto Masashi said that he used to pass by the place during his school days and it seems that's why the place plays a certain role in the anime. Sadly, the actual establishment closed in 2014.

If the store is closed, then how can you taste the flavor of ramen?

Going to a different store of course! Despite the fact that the original Ichiraku is no longer functioning, there are other branches in Fukuoka. One of them is the Shime branch which is close to Fukuoka airport


If you have the opportunity to visit the establishment to eat Naruto's ramen, just go to the indicated place and ask. This anime dish is nothing more and nothing less than a pork ramen.

You don't necessarily have to be a fan of the manga to take advantage of the opportunity to eat ramen. But it would definitely be something different and interesting to do, and we highly recommend this delight.

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