Experiencing the Shin-Yokohama Ramuen Museum

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!

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Tokyo is Yours

Tokyo is a “Go”

I always get a little nervous before clicking the “confirm purchase” button.  After taking as many trips as I have, I know it seems silly.  Yet, when there is so much money on the line, I often don’t trust I’ve entered the correct dates, the correct airport codes, or have really truly selected the correct flights.

Once I click that little red button – in the “non-refundable, non-transferable, you’re-totally-screwed-if-you-mess-this-up” world of travel we live in – whatever I’ve purchased is a done deal.

Today, I clicked the button to start off the first leg of Gone John – confirming a three month trip to Japan this September.

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