Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum, Yokohama, Japan

I posted about the Cup Noodle Museum earlier. Shin Yokohama Raumen Museum is also worth going to. You don’t get to make any ramen here, but you get to try 9 different ramen shops if you can handle it. It’s more like a food themed amusement park in a 1958 scene. It looked like a movie set. Go hungry and early, the lines get really long and the restaurants don’t have many seats. I also recommend going straight to the restaurants first and exploring the museum after. We made the mistake of exploring first and ended up waiting a long time for a table. The buildings and streets are designed to bring you back in time to when ramen was first introduced. We went to a place that served tsukemen ramen. You dip the cold noodles into a separate bowl of thick broth. Usually to preserve the temperature of the broth, a lot of restaurants use a stone bowl. There is also a shop to buy different types of ramen to bring home. You can’t buy the fresh ramen but there are ones packaged and good for the plane ride back. You probably need an extra carry on for that.

Here are some photos at the museum.

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