Things to Do in Tokyo Prefecture
Stepping into the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum (sometimes written Shinyokohama Raumen Museum) is a bit like stepping back into the Japan of 1958, the year Japan’s first instant ramen was invented. A replicated street-scape features nine ramen shops serving noodle styles from various regions of Japan (and operated by some of the country’s most famous ramen restaurant chains); a mini-size option means visitors can sample and find their perfect bowl.
Upstairs from the street-scape visitors can learn about the history of Japan’s iconic dish, as well as the different types of noodles, broths and toppings each region uses to construct the ideal bowl. The ramen museum shop sells packaged ramen from throughout the country, bowls, chopsticks and other ramen utensils. At the My Ramen booth, guests create their own brand of Japanese noodle. A traditional sweet shop packs an additional 300 varieties of old-fashioned candy for dessert.