For the third leg of our Yokohama suburbs day trip, we had an impromptu stop at Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum. Shin-Yokohama is always crowded because it is one of the stops of the shinkansens going to Kansai area. And with the holiday hype, the crowd tends to get crazier than usual. However finding our way to the ramen museum was dot difficult. From the station, there are some signages serving as guide. Likewise, a few blocks away from the museum are museum staff standing and holding sign boards.

Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum : History and Delicacy

The entrance of the ramen museum was like entering a theatre on a busy day. There were groups of people standing in front waiting for their buses to pick them up. Inside, people were busy buying some souvenirs; trying out the IRIS Slot Car Race; or reading the museum posters about the history of ramen in Japan.

Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum tour
Learning the variations of Ramen from different Japanese Regions

Ramen Bowls Over the Years

After learning about ramen history, we went to the basement floors 1 and 2. B1F is like a continuation of the museum. There is a narrow alley for people to walk around as if strolling in an old town at nighttime. The walls are facades of old houses and shops adorned with hanging clothes, lamps, and signages.

Exploring the Old Town Alley at Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum

Old Town Feels at the Ramen Museum

Next we went to B2F to try our luck with getting a bowl of ramen. But to our demise, the shortest waiting time just for queuing is at 75 minutes. Hence, we decided to get food somewhere else.

Locals and Foreign Tourists Patiently Waiting at the Ramen Museum