Sapporo Ramen Republic

Appease the hunger within

By Sandro Bernardinello   Aug 27, 2018 - 2 min read

Sapporo Ramen Republic (共和国 Kyowakoku) is a ramen lovers’ paradise that will appease the hunger of every hard-core ramen addict, with several of the best and most loved ramen in Hokkaido all in one place.

The smoky and rich fragrance of bone broth and miso fill the air and makes your mouth instantly water, no matter if you are hungry or not. Hearing the raucous laughter and girlish screaming is like been given an inside ticket to a friend’s party. Once inside, you are welcomed by a chorus of Irasshaimase from the restaurants’ staff, plus the clattering sounds from the kitchens and the satisfied noises of customers enjoying the food.

Hokkaido is famous all over Japan for some of the most delicious ramen of the country. The Miso Ramen is undoubtedly the most popular among the several types of this traditional dish. Every city has its own recipe that is, of course, proudly advertised as the best of Hokkaido. If you cannot afford a long ramen-hunting trip around Japan’s largest prefecture, this place is what you are looking for.

Located in an "eat street" setup, the space looks like a real street alley with replica buildings, street signs and even a rail crossing. The atmosphere is the one of a theme park, vivid and cheerful, with a short loop path that leads you to the eight different restaurants. Since the first opening in 2004 the place hosted tens of different restaurants from all over Hokkaido.

Getting there

Sapporo Ramen Republic is located on the 10th floor of the ESTA department store inside the JR Sapporo Station complex.

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Sandro Bernardinello

Sandro Bernardinello @Sandro Bernardinello

Born on a cold day in December 1984, I live in Verona, I am a computer engineer, loving martial arts, travel, Japan, food and of course photography. Photography is not only looking for beautiful pictures, it's more, much more; It means keeping memories, details, and moments that will inevitably become more and more blurred in our memory; it means waking up when everyone is sleeping; getting excited at the frost or under a thunderstorm when everyone is running away; learning to wait and knowing the surrounding environment; looking for new places and exploring forgotten ones, it means being able to see and enjoy what is surrounding us learning to observe with different eyes.