Shin Yokohama Ramen Museum Travel Guide
The Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum celebrates the humble bowl of ramen; it’s a unique attraction that combines ramen’s history with a small group of themed specialty restaurants. Enter into the main gallery to find a comprehensive exhibition detailing the history of ramen, Japan’s signature noodle dish that has made its way over from China. Along with different styles and regional varieties that emerged throughout the years, this ramen museum also explores the success of instant noodles and the impact of ramen abroad. Hungry and ready to go, head downstairs and step back in time, where the nostalgic basement floors are replicas of some of Tokyo’s old town Shitamachi streets during the late 1950s, when ramen was really gaining traction and popularity. There’s an Okinawan themed bar as well as a retro candy store upstairs, with the aroma of complex broths competing in the air. The ramen museum houses 9 restaurants which occasionally rotate, each featuring noodles from different regions around Japan. Not sure which ramen to choose? Thankfully, the stalls offer mini ramen sizes so you’ll have room to try more types of ramen!
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