First impressions are important, but your final experiences are the ones that linger. And what better memory to take with you as you fly out of Japan than the satisfying savory goodness of a great bowl of ramen? You’re in luck if you’re flying from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, which has a branch of Rokurinsha, one of Tokyo’s top noodle shops. For regulars, it is an established ritual. Check in, pass straight through immigration, take a left turn and head to the cluster of food counters at the end. You can’t miss Rokurinsha — just look for people with their heads bent over noodle bowls. The ramen comes in two styles: tonkotsu (a thick pork-rich broth) or shoyu (a lighter soy sauce-based soup).
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