The Ultimate Tonkotsu Ramen Experience

Tonkotsu ramen, bottomless noodles, and a food coma to end all food comas.

  • Private &

  • 3 hours

  • From
    $69.63  USD
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

You’ll dive (chopsticks, fork, spoon, whatever you want first) into the world of Tonkotsu ramen - a silky, rich, pork-bone broth with thin noodles - in Fukuoka, the city where this ramen style was born.

You’ll slurp your way around a few Hakata ramen shops (slurping is considered good manners, we promise) with one of our local Fukuoka hosts, discovering its quirks, history and most importantly, sampling it.

You could try what’s endearingly referred to as “pig bone cappuccino” - although if broth simmered for 18 hours sounds a little too heavy for you, head to Ganso Nagahamaya, which is fondly referred to by locals as Gan-naga or Ganso, is known for its simple menu and quick service.

Here you could feast upon a simple dish of ramen while experiencing the restaurant's top-up noodle system. Bottomless noodles? Sign us up.

A perfect way to end off your ramen tasting experience is with a stop at Shin-Shin, which offers a less oily and heavy version of Tonkotsu ramen. By the end of the day we hope your belly will be extremely full, but your heart even fuller.

  • Join a ramen-loving host and discover the amazing world of Tonkotsu ramen as you explore Fukuoka together

  • Visit several venues, each completely unique and distinct, and sample each one's interpretation of Tonkotsu ramen

  • Explore the diversity of Fukuoka's food culture as you visit a variety of spots

  • Get tips from your host about other places to eat ramen or other local dishes they think you should try

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • Private and personalized experience
  • 3 hours with a host
  • At least 2 different tastings of ramen dishes and 2 drinks (beer, highballs or soft drink)
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)

What’s not included

  • Additional food and drinks from the ones provided in the experience
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

How does it work?

  • 1 Tell us about you!

    Tell us about you!

    Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
  • 2 We match you with a host

    We introduce you to your perfect local

    Build your perfect experience together
  • 3 The best part!

    The best part!

    Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there

If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me here. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

If you prefer to speak to someone, feel free to send us your WhatsApp or cell number and we’ll give you a call back.

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Reviews for Fukuoka


October 2019

Wonderful start to my Fukuoka stay!

Company matched me with the perfect guide- I can't say enough wonderful things about John and his tour. Fun, informative and enjoyable. I felt that this tour was far more than sightseeing- John went above and beyond to not only show me many sights but to also answer all my questions and offer assistance and advice about my remaining time in Fukuoka. An excellent experience, I highly recommend.

Review by Patrick D


August 2019

4 hours in Fukuoka, Your way

Masumi Endo was EXCELLENT. She was in contact with us via e-mail before the trip and was punctual, knowledgeable and flexible regarding itinerary on day of trip. We basically went on a FOOD tour of the city that was SO tasty and fun! On her own time, she came back with us on the subway at the "end of the tour time" to make sure that we got off at the right stop. Above and beyond the call of duty! Highly recommend.

Review by Lauren F


August 2019

Everything I expected and more!

This was my first trip to Japan and I loved it. I was particularly interested in Fukuoka’s live music scene and nightlife. My tour guide, Masumi, was excellent. She shared useful info about the city, and introduced me to some great jazz and rock venues. I was even able to catch a live concert, thanks to her recommendations. A very fun tour! Recommended!

Review by Albith D

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