Discover Ramen at the Shin-Yokohama Rāmen Museum
Slurping up Ramen from all over Japan!
Shin-Yokohama Rāmen Museum (新横浜ラーメン博物館) located in Yokohama is a noodle lovers dream!
The museum was founded in March 6th, 1994 as the world's first food-themed amusement park. The 9 Ramen shops are showcased in a street-scape replication based on the year 1958, Japan. The same year the world's first instant ramen was invented!
Ramen styles that are showcased: Miso, Soy, Chicken, Tonkotsu, Salt and blended mixtures!
We tried the Miso Ramen from Sumire who’s store is located in Sapporo (Miso Ramen is Tom’s favourite) a ‘small’ portion was ¥570 although it was larger than we expected!
Sumire’s Ramen has been described as “This miso ramen shop has a name-recognition that spans the entire country. Their soup so thick and yet so fragrant; you'll never forget a spoonful of it. This, coupled with distinctively Hokkaido-style noodles, medium-thick, slightly hard and curvy that don't let the rich soup's magnificence get the best of them.”
We also tried the Tonkotsu Pork Ramen from Komurasaki who’s store is located in Kumamoto (Tonkotsu Ramen is my favourite)
Komurasaki’s Ramen has been described as “Founded in 1954, the soup at this historic ramen shop serves a mild-flavored sauce that combines chicken bone and vegetable broth over a tonkotsu (pork bone) base. The soup includes their own specially-flavored oil, and roasted, crumbled garlic chips scattered on top; the fragrance of which really piques your appetite”
For visitors who wish to try multiple ramen dishes, every store offers "mini ramen", a small portion of the feature dish. Tickets for the meals are purchased at vending machines in front of each stores before entering.
What you’ll need to know
11:00 to 22:00 (from 10:30 on Sundays and holidays, longer hours on some days)
Admission is ¥310 plus purchase of dishes
Lines are quieter during the weekday or during off-peak times.