About Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum
Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum (Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum) is located in Minato-Kita-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, 5 minutes walk from Shin-Yokohama Yokohama (Shinkansen) Station. Nine ramen stores selected from all over Japan are open here, so you can taste all the famous stores from all over Japan in one place without taking a plane.
How to get there
Take the JR Tokaido Shinkansen or Yokohama Line and get off at Shin-Yokohama Station, then walk for about 5 minutes;
Take Yokohama Municipal Subway and get off at Shin-Yokohama Station, then walk about 1 minute from Exit 8.
[Monday-Friday],11:00~,[Saturday, Sunday, Holidays],10:30~,*Last admission varies between 21:00-23:00. Last admission varies between 21:00 and 23:00.
Ramen Museum, also known as “Kaikuraku Memorial Hall” and “Ando Momofuku Invention Memorial Hall”, was established in memory of Mr. Ando Momofuku, the founder of Nissin Foods, and is just a few minutes’ walk from Shin-Yokohama Station on the JR Tokaido Shinkansen or Yokohama Line, or Shin-Yokohama Station on the Yokohama Municipal Subway. It is located on the first or second floor of an ordinary-looking building. (If you need to go to and from the museum more than once that day, you don’t need to buy a ticket more than once.)
Whether you like ramen or not, this museum is worth a trip. This museum presents scenes of the sunset on the streets of Japan in the 1950s, with a very nostalgic urban atmosphere. The museum is divided into 9 areas, including the Cup Noodle History Hall, Momofuku Screening Hall, Momofuku Research Hut, Ando Momofuku History Hall, Creative Thinking Hall, Chicken Soup Ramen Factory, My Open Cup Music Factory, Open Cup Music Play Area and Noodle Street, where you can also buy many Yokohama Cup Noodle Museum limited items in the museum gift store and taste authentic ramen in the Ramen Street.
On the first floor of the museum is the ramen culture and history exhibition hall, and behind the exhibition hall on the first floor there is a staircase like a station staircase, down to the famous Ramen Street. The nine ramen stores bring together different flavors from Hokkaido to southern Kyushu, including pork bone soup, miso soup, and fish and shellfish soup.
They represent the trend of Japanese ramen at different times. As long as you have a big enough stomach, you can try each one of them, or taste the mini packs provided by the store, which are reasonably priced and full of flavor, and definitely worth the trip.
Inside, hundreds of Japanese ramen packaging designs are on display, and there is a microfilm introducing the history of instant noodles. Upstairs, there are two do-it-yourself experience areas where you can design your own unique ramen packaging and more. But both are very hot and require advance reservations. On the fourth floor, there is a large stall where you can eat ramen from all over the world, and you can order half portions and try a few more countries. I tried Thai, Italian, Vietnamese and Chinese Lanzhou ramen.