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Shin-Yokohama Raumen museum

Previously, I have written about the Cupnoodles museum, but there is another ramen themed attraction in Yokohama, the Shin-Yokohama Raumen museum. Although it is also called a museum, the main selling point is that ramen from stores across Japan can be ordered in one place (it saves you travel time).  They have also created an ambiance of old times - 1958 Japan -, in which you can enjoy your noodles.

These are the 9 stores that currently have a temporary store there: Ryu Shanghai, Ganja, Men no Bo-Toride, Zweite Ramen, Kamome Shokudo, Komurasaki, Sumire, Shina Soba-ya, and Nidai-me Genkotsu-ya.

It is quite unique that they have invited a German ramen store (Zweite Ramen) to open a shop in their museum. What makes this store special is that they make the noodles from durum flour, which is usually used in pasta and pizza. If even Japanese people like their noodles, I might have to go pay a visit to their store in Germany as that is a lot closer to where I live than Japan.

Picture from Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum.

Admission fee: adults (above 13 years old, 300 yen), children (6-12 years old, 100 yen), seniors (100 yen), and children below 6 years old (free).

You still have to pay for each bowl of noodles that you order and you can also order half bowls if you want to try more than one or all the ramen that is available.

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