Shinyokohama Ramen Museum

Monday, February 01, 2016 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Shinyokohama Ramen Museum was bulid on 1994 and it's the first food-themed amusement in the world. This is the ultimate paradise for ramen lovers to enjoy different flavours and types of ramen from different areas in japan. It may look unattractive from the outside but when you step inside, you'll be amaze. It's like stepping back in time. Ramen museum consist of three floors, the first floor is the entrance and the museum was underground with traditional Japanese vibe and exact replications of 1958 Japan street landscape. The decoration was detailed, authentic and definitely have the "WOW" factor. They pick 1958 era for inspiration because instant ramen was invented that year. I love the settings so much that I spend half a day in there.

How to get there:

Ramen museum is located at Yokohama near Shin Yokohama station and it's not too far from Tokyo. It's suitable for a half day trip from Tokyo.

From Haneda Airport: take a bus to Shinyokohama bus terminal than take Rinko or Keikyu bus (45 mins)

From Shinjuku station: take JR Yamanote Line to Shibuya than take Tokyu Toyoko Line to Kikuna and take the final ride to Shinyokohama via JR Yokohama Line (50mins).

From Noborito station: take Odakyu Odawara Line Exp to Machida than take JR Yokohama Line Rapid to Shinyokohama (40mins)


There is no advanced reservation needed, the tickets are available at the museum entrance.
One day ticket:
Adults (13 years old or older) - 310yen
Children (6-12 years old) - 100yen
Senior (over 60 years old) - 100yen
Groups of 15 or more:
Adults - 260yen
Children (younger than 6 years old) - 50yen
Senior (over 60 years old) - 50yen


There are 9 ramen shops with different base, soup thickness and noodle types. Several ramen shops served rice, vegetarian and halal (non-pork) dishes:

1. Miso
Sumire: famous ramen shop in Japan with the signature super thick broth.
Ryu-shanhai Honten: seafood base miso ramen. Halal (non-pork) and vegetarian menu available.
2. Salt - Soy Sauce Base
Nidai-me Genkotsu-ya: golden soup Genkotsu ramen. Also famous for their jumbo gyoza.
Shinasoba-ya: the ramen master at this shop has been nicknamed "The Ramen Demon" for his expertise in soy ramen. Halal (non-pork) and vegetarian menu available.
3.Tonkotsu Syoyu
Muku Zweite: German Ramen shop. Halal (non-pork) and vegetarian menu available.
4. Tonkotsu Pork Bone
Casa Luca: Japanese ramen with Italian twist. Halal (non-pork) and vegetarian menu available.
Najima-tei: Japanese ramen from Kyushu and popular among the locals.
Komurasaki: founded in 1954 at Kumamoto, Kyushu. One of the historic ramen shop. Halal (non-pork) and vegetarian menu available.
5. Izakaya
Izakaya-Ryoji: the only shop that sells anything but ramen. Serving beer and pub food.

Disclaimer - Adult visitors are expected to order minimum one bowl of ramen. To that convenient, all ramen shop served mini/small sized portion to encourage visitors in trying different ramen as much as they can.

How to Order:
In front of every ramen shops, there are vending machine to order your meal ticket. 
Simply buy the meal ticket, paid on the vending machine and show the ticket to the waiter and they will prepare the meal for you. All the vending machines are mostly in Japanese but they provide an English booklet for your convenience. Some of the waiters can speak English and they will able to help you.
1. Insert your money to the vending machine.
2. Select the desired dish
3. Take the meal ticket and the change you may have
4. Show the ticket to the waiter and they will escort you to the table

What I eat:
Muku Zweite
Muku Ramen - the noodle was straight and thick. The broth was really rich. It was an European inspired ramen and it wad delicious.

Small Chikurogamadashi Pork Bone Ramen - the noodle was straight and thin with medium broth. They prepare their broth in a special pot known as chikurogama and it takes minimum two days to perfect the broth.

Nidai-me Genkotsu-ya
SmallGenkotsu Ramen - the noodle was straight with medium thickness and the soup was pretty light. They use pork bone, chicken bone, tough, fatty cuts of tuna and kombu (kelp) for the base of their soup. It was a bit too fishy for me.

Ryu-shanhai Honten
Akayukaramiso Ramen - the noodle was wrinkled with thick texture and rich broth. They use seafood, pork and chicken bone as their base. This is the most popular shop, people are lining up in front of the store at least for 30mins for a table.

PS: all the restaurant provides free drinking water

On some hours they have an Entertainment in the middle of the museums such as acrobats, magic show or stand up comedian. If you are lucky, you might catch one of those.

There are two shops; on the first floor there's Museum shop where various ramen from all over the country are available to be purchased. There are also souvenirs such as ramen utensils, refrigerator magnets and key chains. On B2, there's a traditional sweet shops called Yu-yake Shoten. It sells more than 300 traditional sweets and toys.

WiFi is available on all over the building but the signals is stronger on B1 and B2 floors (ID: ramen, Password: 19940306)

By the end of my visit, I was full with all the ramen I have eaten and decides to cool down at the bar with some traditional kakigori and went home with a happy feeling.

Monday-Sunday: 11am-10pm

Shinyokohama Ramen Museum
2-14-21 Shonyokohama
Kohoku, Yokohama City