After Fujiko F. Fujio / Doraemon Museum, before we head back to Tokyo we decided to visit Ramen Museum in Yokohama because it’s in the same direction on our way back to Tokyo.
WHERE IS IT?? HOW TO GO THERE??
Ramen Museum is located at Yokohama near Shin-Yokohama station. Basically it’s closer to Tokyo than Fujiko F. Fujio / Doraemon Museum at Kawasaki, it’s like
Japan version of ‘Tangerang’ from ‘Jakarta’.
From Haneda airport only require 45 minutes of bus ride (Haneda Airport // Shinyokohama Bus Terminal – Rinko or Keikyu Bus). Or if you came from Shinjuku, it will took you around 50 minutes (Shinjuku // Shibuya – JR Yamanote Line // Kikuna – Tokyu ToyokoLine // Shinyokohama – JR Yokohama Line)
Because AnakJajan went to Fujiko F. Fujio / Doraemon Museum earlier, we depart from Noborito station Kawasaki to Shin-Yokoyama station for 38 minutes 560 yen/ person (Noborito – Odakyu Odawara Line Exp // Machida- JR Yokohama Line Rapid // Shin-Yokohama).
After you reach Shin-Yokohama station, leave the station from EXIT 8, cross the street and walk for several minutes you will find a simple beige white building with lot’s of green ramen bowl and ‘Shinyokohama Raumen Museum’ name on top.
You can simply buy the ticket at the museum entrance, no reservation needed.
One day ticket:
– Adults (13 years old or older) 310yen
– Children (6 to 12 years old) and Senior (over 60 years old) 100yen
But if you came in a group of 15 or more, admission fee is cheaper:
– Adults 260yen
– Children (youger than 6 years old) and Senior (over 60 years old) 50 yen
WHAT TO DO??
Ramen museum consist of three floors, first floor is for entrance and Museum Shop, Basement 1 and Basement 2 are the museum.
It is the world’s first food-themed amusement park and was build on 1994. This is ultimately one-stop place to enjoy flavors of the famous ramens across Japan without stepping on a plane. There are 9 famous ramen shops inside the museum that are build with street-scape replication from year 1958 because instant ramen was invented that year.
From the outside of museum, people might think that the museum is not attractive at all (just like Mr. Jajan did), but once you entered the museum, you will completely go under ‘WOW’ moment.
Entering the museum was like entering time machine that brought us back to the Japan’s good old days in 1958. The decoration was really amazing and detailed, classic music was also played inside museum.
Just info, WIFI is available on B1 and B2 floors (ID: ramen // Password: 19940306) in case you need it 🙂
Of course don’t forget to a lots of picture inside museum 🙂
EATING?? HALAL?? VEGETARIAN??
Inside museum, you can try ramens from 9 ramen shops with different base, soup thickness and noodle types, some of the ramen shops also provide Rice, Non-Pork and Vegetarian menu selections:
A. Salt – Soy Sauce Base
– Nidai-me Genkotsu-ya (golden soup Genkotsu Ramen)
– Shina Soba-ya (shoyu ramen // non-pork and vegetarian menu available)
B. Dip Ramen
– Ganja (thick sauce dip-ramen)
– Ikemen Hollywood (US-born ramen shop // non-pork and vegetarian menu available)
– Men no Bo-Toride (Kyusu’s tonkotsu ramen // non-pork and vegetarian menu available)
– Komurasaki (Kumamoto tonkotsu ramen // non-pork and vegetarian menu available)
– Sumire (famous miso ramen shop in Japan)
– Ryu Shanghai (seafood based miso ramen // non-pork and vegetarian menu available)
Adult visitors are expected to order at least one bowl of ramen. Each ramen shop provides mini or small-sized portion ramen so you can try ramen from several restaurants.
HOW TO ORDER??
In from of each ramen shops, you will find a meal ticket vending machine. If you want to order you can just simply buy the meal ticket, show the ticket to the waiter and then voila food will be served to you.
1. Put bills/ coins in to vending machine.
2. Push button for the dish you select
3. Take the meal ticket and change, enter the shop and show your ticket to waiter.
All of the vending machines are mostly in Japanese writing, but you don’t need to worry because they provide a booklet of english menu for guidance.
By the way, each restaurant provides you with water to drink for free.
Small Johnny Dip 570 yen – Ikemen Hollywood
Ikemen Hollywood has their main shop in Hollywood, they are specialized in dip ramen (tsukemen). We ordered their Johnny Dip, the noodle was straight and thick with medium richness of soup. Way to enjoy this kind of dip ramen is by dipping some noodle in the soup and then slurp it.
Soup was really nice with strong umami and katsuobushi flavors in it, while the noodle has nice al dente texture, but unfortunately the charsiu was really thin maybe because we ordered mini portion.
Spicy Miso and Chashu Pork Ramen (Akayukaramiso Ramen)- Ryu Shanghai
This seafood-based richly concentrated miso ramen has a thick soup that comes with wrinkled thick noodle and topped with spicy-hot raw miso.
The broth was smooth and really rich you can clearly taste the seafood in it, it was really unique and one of a kind of ramen you cannot see anywhere else.
Half size of Chashu Pork Japanese Style Pork Bone Broth Dip Ramen 1.100 yen – Ganja
Ganja specialized in thick sauce dip-ramen with straight thick noodle. It’s the ramen shop that started dip-ramen craze in Japan.
The noodle was really thick and had a nice texture somewhere between the best qualities of al dente pasta and udon. Eventhough we ordered half size, the portion was generous and it comes with a huge and thick cut of charsiu and more meat inside the soup.
Ganja Ramen’s broth was undeniably amazing!! This kind of broth was new for me, it was sooooo rich and tasteful especially when you paired it with the noodle and thick tender well seasoned charsiu. So good almost makes me cried eating it! TOP RECOMMENDED!!
On the first floor, there’s Museum Shop where you can bring home various of ramen from all over the country, souvenirs or even ramen utensils such as chopstick, ramen bowls, etc.
On B2 floors, there’s an old fashioned sweet shops Yu-yake Shoten (an old school little shop a.k.a ‘warung’) that sells more than 300 old-fashioned sweets and toys. This shop totally bring back memories of my childhood where I usually shop (‘jajan’) with my pocket money.
Overall, interior and food at Ramen Museum are too wonderful and too lovely to be missed. Make sure you stop by when you travel to Japan. Let’s travel!!
FYI: there are a lot of things that we want to share with you about Japan, all of the post will be listed in ‘Japan Series‘ post.
Meanwhile this is the list of travel Japan blogposts that have been published:
- Shinjuku Gyoen National Park – My Cherry Blossom Diary
- 246 COMMON
- Aoyama Flower Market Tea House
- Fujiko F. Fujio Museum (Doraemon)
- Ichiran Ramen
- Nana’s Green Tea Cafe
- Ultimate Japan Travel Guide / TIPS
- Matsurokuya – Matsuroku House Roppongi おんぞうし まつろくや
- Exploring Harajuku – Omotesando – Aoyama Tokyo
- Matcha Green Tea Diary
Shinyokohama Ramen Museum
2-14-21 Shinyokohama, Kohoku, Yokohama City, 222-0033
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