Yokohama and Ramen Museum
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Last day in Japan. Wanted to see Izumi but she has work until 7pm.
So we decided to go to Yokohama, check out the ramen museum and meet up with her after for dinner/drinks.
We took the shinkansen to Shin-Yokama and from there walked to the ShinYokahama Raumen Museum.
ShinYokahama Raumen Museum is a museum that re-created the old Japanese 1950s feel and house 9 different ramen shops that specialized ramen from different parts of Japan.
Entrance free is 300 yen. From there, you can visit the 2 floor re-created indoor town where the 9 ramen shops are housed. Ramen shops from Hokkaido to Kyushu are represented. The option to buy a small bowl for 500 yen is available with the regular size costing around 800-1000 yen and is quite a large portion. A small machine stands outside the shops where you get your ticket of the particular ramen you want to order before being seated.
I only tried 3 shops despite only buying the small portions. I was too full!
Afterwards, we headed to Yokohama Port where we were to meet Izumi.
We waited for an hour because we were done earlier than expected. Enjoyed the sunset and view of the port.
When Izumi arrived, we went on the Yokohama Ferris wheel, one of the talled ferris wheel in the world (in the Top 5, I think). We checked out the Red Brick area - restaurants and bars closed early.\
Said goodbye to Izumi and caught the train back to Tokyo.