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Ramen Tour around Japan

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Follow JapanTravel's ramen ambassador, Tom Roseveare, on his Japan ramen tour in a quest to find Japan's best ramen.

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Nakiryu Ramen

Nakiryu Ramen

Tom Roseveare

Nakiryu Ramen is a Michelin-starred ramen restaurant in Tokyo's Otsuka district. Originally opened in 2012, it quickly garnered..

Tokyo 5
Due Italian

Due Italian

Tom Roseveare

Italian-inspired ramen in Yotsuya, with Fromage Ramen and Proscuitto ham the order of the day at this Michelin guide ramen shop.

Tokyo 1
Fuunji Ramen

Fuunji Ramen

Tom Roseveare

Fuunji (風雲児) is an institution in the tsukemen world since it opened up in 2007 and for me has everything to love about wh..

Tokyo
Menya Hanabi

Menya Hanabi

Tom Roseveare

Menya Hanabi (麺屋はなび) serves up maze-soba (soupless ramen) in Nagoya, Aichi prefecture.

Aichi 1
Kajiken Ramen

Kajiken Ramen

Tom Roseveare

Kajiken (歌志軒) is a 40-something chain ramen shop originally from Nagoya, serving up the local style – Taiwanese mazesoba.

Aichi
Kokutei Ramen

Kokutei Ramen

Tom Roseveare

Operating since 1957, Kokutei (黒亭) is one of the most famous and popular ramen shops in Kumamoto, proudly serving the local ..

Kumamoto 1
Tengaiten

Tengaiten

Tom Roseveare

Tengaiten (天外天) serves up Kumamoto ramen in the city centre – tonkotsu ramen with garlic.

Kumamoto 3
Hasegawa Ramen

Hasegawa Ramen

Tom Roseveare

Hasegawa Ramen (はせ川 松山店) up in Fukushima's Kitakata region is one of the more popular ramen shops in the area, servi..

Fukushima 1
Bannai Ramen

Bannai Ramen

Tom Roseveare

Visit Bannai Shokudou (坂内食堂), one of Kitakata's most well-known ramen shops in Fukushima's Kitakata city.

Fukushima 3
Menba Hamatora

Menba Hamatora

Tom Roseveare

Menba Hamatora (麺場浜虎) serves up several varieties of ramen at this hidden gem of a ramen shop just north of Yokohama station.

Kanagawa
Nagi Golden Gai

Nagi Golden Gai

Tom Roseveare

Nagi specialises in niboshi, or dried sardine, ramen, operating out of Shinjuku's Golden Gai district.

Tokyo 3
Gyorai Ramen

Gyorai Ramen

Tom Roseveare

Gyorai (本枯中華そば 魚雷) is a unique ramen shop in Tokyo's Bunkyo ward that sets itself apart from most others – using c..

Tokyo 1
Iida Shouten Ramen

Iida Shouten Ramen

Tom Roseveare

In the sleepy seaside town of Yugawara, famous for its hot springs and idyllic coastal views, Iida Shouten (らぁ麺屋飯田商店) ..

Kanagawa
Niboshi Iwashi Ramen En

Niboshi Iwashi Ramen En

Tom Roseveare

One particular Hachioji shop manages to set itself apart from the crowd, Niboshi Iwashi Ramen En (煮干鰮らーめん 圓), which ha..

Tokyo
Ramen Garaku

Ramen Garaku

Tom Roseveare

Ramen Garaku (らーめん 雅楽) is a solid little ramen shop in Azamino, just outside Tokyo and opened in July 2014.

Kanagawa
Tonchin Ramen

Tonchin Ramen

Tom Roseveare

Tonchin (屯ちん) serves classic pork bone—or tonkotsu—style ramen in the heart of Tokyo's Ikebukuro district.

Tokyo 1
Ippudo Ramen

Ippudo Ramen

Tom Roseveare

Ippudo (一風堂) is one of the most recognised names in the ramen world, having replicated the success of its Hakata-born tonko..

Kanagawa
Trick Ramen

Trick Ramen

Tom Roseveare

Their signature dish is the Tori no Shoyu Ramen (soy sauce broth with chicken), also available in a more extravagant 'Zeit..

Kanagawa 1
Ramen Oozakura

Ramen Oozakura

Tom Roseveare

Ramen Oozakura (ラーメン大桜) is a regional ramen chain home to central Kanagawa that does great iekei-style ramen, serving wh..

Kanagawa 4
Setagaya Ramen

Setagaya Ramen

Tom Roseveare

Setagaya Ramen (らーめん せたが屋) represents the last chance for frequent flyers to check into a ramen joint before the depar..

Tokyo 6
Nanashi Ramen

Nanashi Ramen

Tom Roseveare

Nanashi brings Iekei-style ramen to its outlets across Kanagawa and Tokyo, including the heart of Shibuya, and delivers its own..

Tokyo 8
Yuzu Ramen at Afuri

Yuzu Ramen at Afuri

Tom Roseveare

Afuri's trademark signature is its yuzu shio ramen. Think light, thin noodles in a chicken-based broth augmented with yuzu peel...

Tokyo 4
Tomita Ramen in Matsudo

Tomita Ramen in Matsudo

Tom Roseveare

Tomita Ramen offers award-winning and tasty tsukemen ramen at its small ramen shop in Matsudo, Chiba prefecture. Opened in 2006,..

Chiba 5
Yoshu Shonin Ramen 28

Yoshu Shonin Ramen

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Yoshu Shonin (揚州商人) has been bringing Chinese-style ramen to Japan since 1990, now stretching to 34 outlets across the Kan..

Tokyo 1
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