The Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum in Shin-Yokohama is a ramen theme park where nine ramen shops from around the world meet together. You can enjoy various ramen such as “Sumire” in Hokkaido and “Ryukyushinmen Tondo” in Okinawa, including the famous Tokyo restaurant “Nidaime Genkotsuya”. Attention is also focused on ramen that has been imported back from Italy and Germany.
The Ramen Museum is about a 5-minute walk from Shin-Yokohama Station. The facility opened in 1994 and has been loved by many people under the nickname “Ra-Haku”. In 2016, it celebrated its 22nd anniversary.
The Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum has the concept of “you can eat ramen from all over the country without taking a plane”. You can enjoy the taste of famous shops. According to the concept, you can enjoy the tastes of famous stores from various places such as Sapporo, Yamagata, Tokyo, Kumamoto, Hakata, Okinawa, Germany and Italy.
In addition, the cityscape of 1958 is reproduced in the hall, you can enjoy a nostalgic atmosphere. Why 1958? In fact, 1958 is the year of Nissin’s “Chicken Ramen”. It ’s the year of ramen ’s birth.
Until then, there were names such as “China soba” and “Chinese soba” but not “Ramen”. That’s why the name “Ramen” became widely known with the release of Chicken Ramen.
In the hall where the cityscape of 1958 was reproduced, there was a candy shop “Yuyake shop” and a cafe & snack “kateko”. You can enjoy the feeling. Just strolling around the city, you can enjoy the feeling of time slipping back in the Showa era.
The food theme park where you can enjoy not only raumen, but also the atmosphere
“Shinyokohama Raumen Museum” is the Raumen Noodle Hall of Fame in Kanagawa prefecture Shin-Yokohama. They are not lined up in like department stores or supermarkets, but famous raumen restaurants are open in the space as if they had time slipped in Japan in 1964. Some elderly people feel nostalgic, and there will be young people surprised at the former Japanese appearance. This is the food theme park where you can enjoy not only raumen, but also the atmosphere.
The museum where you can learn the culture and history of raumen
Here, the ramen-noodles restaurants selected from the whole country stand side by side. In addition to the museum where you can learn the culture and history of raumen, “My Raumen Kitchen” that you can make your own original raumen by freely combining your favorite soup, noodles, sauce and ingredients is popular. In the museum shop you can purchase local raumen and goods throughout the country.
A variety of raumen is lined all along
This is a popular spot as a place where you can enjoy the taste of the famous shops throughout the country at once. In the hall which continues from the first floor to the second basement floor, the cityscape of the Showa era that has been illuminated by the sunset is spreading. From full-fledged to individuality, a variety of raumen is lined all along and you may get lost from which one you will eat. Even if you go out, you can re-enter, so you can spend your time taking advantage of it even if your stomach is full. There are stalls, sweets shops, fortune telling, and you can enjoy a retro atmosphere with raumen.
Reproducing the streets of Japan in considerably faithfully
As you go into the hall, the skyline at dusk is spread out there. Even in the daytime, the inside of the hall is dim, so it seems that the sense of time is gone. The central square is called “Tsurukame Park” where street performances are performed on a regular basis.
Suddenly, there is a retro movie advertisement signboard there. Unfortunately they are not screening movies, but you can see that the laundry is being dried in the veranda of the next apartment, and they are trying to reproduce the streets of Japan in considerably faithfully.
It will be a rich Raumen Day
It is hard to walk around Japan and around the world to eat raumen, but at the Shinyokohama Raumen Museum you can enjoy nine tastes in a day. If you choose to eat lunch and dinner here while watching a street performer show held every day or strolling through a retro city, it will be a rich Raumen Day.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Name:||Shinyokohama Raumen Museum|
|Address:||2-14-21 Shinyokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama-City, 222-0033, Japan|
|Access:||JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line or JR Yokohama-sen Line “Shinyokohama-eki Station” (6 minutes walk)|
|Price/Charge:||Admission fee (One-day ticket), raumen extra|
Adult (13 or older) 310yen Child (6 to 12) & seniors(60over) 100yen Free.
for children younger than 6 years old.
Please refer the official web page.