Instead of flying out from Narita International Airport (NRT), I chose a departure flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND). Haneda Airport is much closer to the city center, which shortens the time needed to get to/from the airport drastically. I saved on the extra commute time, so I wandered up to Edo Market on the fourth floor to check out the airport's pre-security restaurant offerings.
I found a ramen shop called Setagaya (せたが屋) in the corner of Edo Market (江戸小路). It is ideal for travelers flying individually or in small groups since it is a small space. A ticket vending machine greets you to the right of the entrance. This is where you are supposed to make your selection and pay. As soon as you find a seat, you hand the ticket over to the server. Their specialty is ramen, but I had not had any gyoza (餃子) in Japan during my six days there, so I knew I had to have some before I left the country.
For now, though, ikimasho... we gotta go! I'll try the noodles the next time I fly out of Haneda Airport. There is also a Tsurutontan (つるとんたん), famous for their giant bowls of udon noodles in the Edo Market as well. Until next time, let's all get S.O.F.A.T.
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