You have been already having a lot of Japanese great food. Yes, Japan is food paradise! Do you like Japanese ramen? Have you ever tried? If you are very much into ramen, you should definitely drop here!
The Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum (Shin-Yokohama Rāmen Hakubutsukan) is a food amusement park located in the Shin-Yokohama(around 30min from Tokyo Station by train) district of Kōhoku-ku, Yokohama, Japan.
The museum is devoted to the Japanese ramen noodle soup and features a large recreation of Tokyo in 1958, the year instant noodles were invented. Within the museum are branches of famous ramen restaurants from Kyushu to Hokkaido. The list includes Ide Shoten, Shinasobaya, Keyaki, Ryushanhai, Hachiya, Fukuchan, and Komurasaki. At the bottom of the stairs, you find yourself overlooking old Japan, complete with a ceiling painted to match the night sky, as though you’ve stepped back in time to an evening in 1950s Tokyo.
The museum centers around a large courtyard bordered with ramen stands complete with an old-style bar and small stage for live music. Beyond that, you can wander realistic recreations of narrow, winding streets featuring vintage signs and, of course, more ramen shops. Ramen varies by region in Japan, and there are at least 30 distinctive types hailing from various regions. A trip to the ramen museum is perhaps the fastest way to learn about the dish’s subtleties.
The museum offers a “mini ramen” size to save your appetite for maximum tasting, but you’ll still want to come on an empty stomach. As you digest, you can visit the museum’s top floor to learn about the history of ramen in Japan, starting in 1665, when the dish made its way to Japan from China and the daimyo Mito Mitsukuni was the first to eat it in Japan. Are you hungry? Yes, please check it out!
310yen(adults) 100yen(over 60 years old) 100yen(kids)