Published On: Fri, Nov 28th, 2014
Food | By Dion

The Attractive Ramen Museum

The Shin Yokohama Ramen Museum is actually a food-based amusement park, which is located in the Shin-Yokohama district, Kōhoku-ku, Yokohama, Japan. This one of a kind museum dedicated for ramen, the very famous Japanese noodle dish that was originally introduced by China. The museum is basically devoted to Japanese ramen noodle soup that features a big recreation of Tokyo in the year of 1958, which is the year that instant noodles were founded. This museum is not like any ordinary museum, since be able to see many interesting things and and do plenty of activities.

 

Ramen-Museum

 

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Ramen Restaurants

Within the Ramen museum you’ll find branches of many popular ramen restaurants from Hokkaido to Kyushu. The restaurants list includes Keyaki, Hachiya, Ryushanhai, Ide Shoten, Shinasobaya, Komurasaki and Fukuchan. In 2013, the museum adds another American ramen restaurant, which is the Ikemen Hollywood to list of the museum’s restaurants. Along with the ramen restaurants, there is also a vintage style bar called 35 Knots, where the visitors can smoke, as well as several other places to purchase traditional food and snacks.

 

Museum Gallery

On the first floor there is a gallery where the Ramen Museum presents the ramen noodles history in Japan, including the story behind the success of instant ramen. The gallery displays various types of noodles, bowls, toppings and soups used all across Japan. It also shows how the ramen noodles are created. This particular spot of the museum is very interesting, especially for people who enjoy eating ramen. Many visitors are quite attracted with the history of ramen and how this dish becomes very popular all over the world.

ramen museum restaurants

 

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Town Replica

On the two of the basement floors, Ramen museum tourists and visitors can explore the same size replica of some of the Japanese houses and streets of Shitamachi , which is the old town of Tokyo, around the year 1958. , The year when the ramen’s popularity was rapidly increasing. The replica of Japanese houses and streets is very realistic that made the visitors feel that they are living in that era. This is a great alternative for those of you who want to experience Tokyo in the old days.

 

Ramen Dish Testing

You can find the nine ramen restaurants at the basement floor near the Japanese houses and streets replica. Each of these restaurants is featuring their popular ramen dishes of a different region in Japan. For tourists who would like to try different types of ramen dishes, each store offers “mini ramen”, which is a smaller portion of their featured dish. Tickets for the ramen meals can be bought at vending machines in the front of each store prior to entering. You can also find a souvenir shop on the ground floor level that is selling ramen bowls, customizable instant-ramen packages and also cooking utilities.

Location Ramen Museum

The museum’s opening hours is 11:00 on weekdays, and 10:30 on Sundays and also on holidays. The museum’s closing hours is 22:00. The ticket admission is 300 yen. So, if you are visiting Japan, especially Yokohama, you should not forget to visit Ramen museum, because this place is definitely one of the kind museum that you won’t see anywhere.

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