Kurume Restaurant Guide

Kurume City, located in the southwestern part of Fukuoka Prefecture.Kyushu's largest river, the Chikugo, runs through the city from the northeast to the west, and many mountains line its banks.A new station building was constructed in 2010 for the JR Kurume Station in the center of the city, decorated with stained glass depictions of local Kurume legends and specialties. Kurume is where Japan's most well-known tire manufacturer, Bridgestone, was founded.In addition to Bridgestone there are also a number of other large-scale manufacturers of rubber-based products. The former town of Jojima in the western part of Kurume city once flourished alongside Kyoto's Fushimi district and Kobe's Nada district as one Japan's "Three Great Watering Holes" for sake drinking. It is said that there were rows of distilleries along the banks of the Chikugo River. In terms of local food, Kurume ramen stands out in particular. Said to have been the originators of tonkatsu (pork) ramen, there are many ramen restaurants within Kurume city.It also has the largest number of yakitori restaurants in Japan, with over 200 yakitori eateries operating within the city itself. Characteristic of this area, restaurant menus feature many non-chicken items, such as pork.

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