Ramen Museum

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Yokohama, Japan

Ramen Museum Yokohama Reviews

coffeefairy coffeefa…
30 reviews
A museum to eat for Feb 12, 2011
Tip: Do not go here with a full stomach but do NOT also go here on a very empty one!

Our planned itinerary for the day was to go to Disneyland, but the weather forecast in Tokyo was that it was going to be a rainy day so my husband and I decided to do something else. I googled for things to do in Tokyo on a rainy day and found out about the Ramen Museum in Shin Yokohama (about one hour by train from Tokyo station). They claim to be the first food amusement park in the world. Wow, I've never been to a food amusement park before so it really caught my interest. My husband loves food so he was ecstatic with the idea.

The museum is a good 5 minute walk from Shin Yokohama train station, something that I and my husband appreciated, having sore legs from the long walk we did yesterday. It's not really hard to find, just ask any traffic officer and they would be happy to tell you the directions.

At the entrance, there was a queue of people lined up to pay for the entrance fee of JPY300. Most of the people were Japanese so I guess it's a good sign that it must be a good place and not just some tourist trap.

Upon entering the building, there would be some brochures at the door which is the "Floor Guide Book" to the museum. The brochures come in Japanese, Thai, Chinese and English. Better get one because it is a guide on which ramen restaurant you'd want to go to, especially if you are coming there on a weekend at lunch time like we did.

There were about 9 restaurants inside at the lower floor serving different kinds of ramen and do not be surprised if you find a super long queue for all of them! We queued at the restaurant serving the Komurasaki Tonkutsu ramen (restaurant #6) and it took us about 45 minutes queueing time. The area is also a bit cramped and it had a dusk theme of year 1958 in Japan, therefore it was a bit dark, so if you are claustrophobic, please be warned.

A big bowl of ramen costs around JPY850-JPY1150, the small bowl about JPY550. They also have side dishes. All of these things you order thru this ordering machine right outside the restaurant where you get a ticket which you give to the staff (a common thing in restaurants Japan).

So was it worth it? OH YES! Since day 1 of our 9 day trip to Japan, I've been looking for the perfect ramen so my expectations of the ramen in this museum was quite high and I was not disappointed.

Their official website: http://raumen.co.jp/ramen/
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microphonechecker micropho…
4 reviews
My stomach was more than satisfied Apr 11, 2011
It's relatively big, and has several ramen shops inside. Walking around the place felt like a time trip. It was like I was in Japan 60 years ago. Japan is not the most friendliest place for vegetarians but the chef was able to accommodate my request for a vegetarian ramen.
ErinPatty ErinPatty
10 reviews
Jun 11, 2007
Hiromi, Jana, and I took a trip to Yokohama yesterday. Our first stop was at the Ramen Museum in Shin Yokohama. Ramen is one of the favorite foods in Japan and there are over 200,000 ramen restaurants in Japan. The dish first came to Japan in 1900 when Chinese cooks started making ramen in Japan. Since then the food can be found all over Japan and each area of Japan has their own special kind of ramen.

The museum is small and it is often crowded but I had a great time visiting there. It is designed to look like 1950s Japan and the staff there gets into the part of playing someone from the 1950s. The food that is sold outside the ramen shops is also a throwback to the 1950s. We enjoyed eating ice cream out of a rubber balloon (watch the warnings on that…when you get to the end it shoots out of the balloon). They also sell candy and fried-dough.

There are eight ramen restaurants in the museum. Each restaurant is a famous restaurant from an different areas in Japan and they make that area’s specialty. We ate at the ramen shop Fukuchan which is located in Hakata. It is famous for its mild broth, sharp flavor, and for using garlic. My ramen was delicious.

The Ramen Museum is a cheap place to visit, it only costs 300 yen but adults are expected to eat at least one bowl of ramen and that costs between 500 to 900 yen. For those who want to try all of the ramen you can buy mini bowls at the different restaurants.
1950s Japan
More of the background
A bit crowded but fun
Look! A huge bowl of Ramen
Kana says:
I am a big fan of ramen and would looooove to go there!! :)
Posted on: Jul 20, 2007

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