After visit Fujiko F. Fujio Museum, before heading back to Tokyo, I went to Ramen Museum in Yokohama. Departing from Noborito Station Kawasaki to Shin-Yokoyama station that can be reached in 35 minutes, the train fare is around 600 Yen/ person. Arriving in Shin-Yokohama station, leave the station from exit 8 then cross the street and 5 minutes walk, not to far there are white building and 'Shinyokohama Raumen Meseum' name on top.
Well, actually I want to taste the various of ramen, but I want to explore the museum first. Before come inside, I buy ticket at the museum entrance and no reservation needed. The price are 310 yen (13 - 60 years), 100 yen (6 - 12 years & up 60 years), free for under 6 years. This museum consist of 3 floors, first floor is for entrance and museum shop, basement 1 and 2 are the museum. Look at this map..
First, I come to Basement 2 where there is souvenir shop and ramen shops. There are 9 famous ramen shops inside this museum which build with street replication. Such a one-step place to taste various ramens across Japan without traveling around Japan. Ramen was invented on 1985, so when I arrive in this floor I feel like time travel to the past. FYI, this place is the world's first foof-themes amusement park which built in 1994.
The decoration was really amazing and detailed, also there is classic music played inside museum. After satisfied taking picture inside this museum, I taste the ramen. Some of ramen shops provide rice, non-pork and vegetarian. Every menu in all ramen shops giving information about the ingredients.
Well guys, I'll tell you about how to order ramen in this museum. It's very unique. In front of every ramen shops, you'll 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 ramen will be served to you. It's not too complicated using this machine, you only put coins into vending machine, then push button for the dish you want, after that take meal ticket and give it to the waiter. Very simple, right?
Mostly all of vending machine write in Japanese, but no need to worry because they provide a booklet menu in english for guidance.
I order vegetarian ramen in one of ramen shop named Komurasaki. This shop served ramen which came from Kumamoto, one of area in Kyushu. Anyway, every ramen shop provide mineral water for free in this museum.
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