It’s evident that I’m eating my way through Japan – and the latest thing to get in my belly has been ramen. Delicious, succulent, salty ramen – and this time, I went to Shin-Yokohama to chow down at the Ramen (or Raumen – as they spell it) Museum.
There are nine different ramen shops inside the museum, each featuring different styles of the delectable dish. The venue is also a sight to see, as it replicates a typical Tokyo post-war neighbourhood in the 1950s or 1960s. For Japanese visitors of a certain age, it evokes nostalgic memories of their childhood. For non-Japanese visitors, it’s like you’ve been transported in time to a place that has been recreated with all the detail of a Disney park!
If you love ramen, the Museum is a must-see during a visit to Japan. It’s a quick 30 minute trip from Shibuya Station if you’re staying in one of the touristy areas of Tokyo. For more information, visit their website.