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Ramen Jiro/Fujisawa City

The southernmost Jiro on the map, about 20 minutes or so past Yokohama on the Tokaido Line (or the Shonan-Shinjuku line, if you are coming from the west side of the loop) in Fujisawa City. The second-to-last Jiro location on my list, having knocked off the relocated Takadanobaba one a few weeks ago. Fujisawa City is a good jumping-off point for visiting either Kamakura or Enoshima. Several trains and tram-like trains including the Enoden run between Fujisawa City and those locations, I recommend the Odakyu as that will get you closer to the bridge that connects Enoshima to the mainland. I had not been to Enoshima yet so I decided to make a day trip of it. The Shonan Fujisawa Jiro is not difficult to find, about 10 mins walk from the station. The place appears to be still under a bit of construction. It's the longest Jiro I have ever been in, with enough room for 10 people to stand against the wall waiting inside the store. The master will come out every so often and make sure people are not blocking the sidewalk, there are lots of bicycles speeding up and down, etc. The shop is very clean, with shelving for belongings in the back. Decent-size bowl overall, with linguine-sized custom noodles. The pork had a moderate amount of fat attached, about 1/3 was inedible. The let-down was the broth, that was the same milky mixed type like Omiya. with no chance to dodge the fat balls. One saving grace is that this shop has the widest amount of space in between seats, no cramming in for fat gaijins like me, no holding your arms in front of your chest for 30 minutes. Drink machine in front.

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