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Shin-Yokohama Raumen museum

Previously, I have written about the Cupnoodles museum, but there is another ramen themed attraction in Yokohama, the Shin-Yokohama Raumen museum. Although it is also called a museum, the main selling point is that ramen from stores across Japan can be ordered in one place (it saves you travel time).  They have also created an ambiance of old times - 1958 Japan -, in which you can enjoy your noodles.

These are the 9 stores that currently have a temporary store there: Ryu Shanghai, Ganja, Men no Bo-Toride, Zweite Ramen, Kamome Shokudo, Komurasaki, Sumire, Shina Soba-ya, and Nidai-me Genkotsu-ya.

It is quite unique that they have invited a German ramen store (Zweite Ramen) to open a shop in their museum. What makes this store special is that they make the noodles from durum flour, which is usually used in pasta and pizza. If even Japanese people like their noodles, I might have to go pay a visit to their store in Germany as that is a lot closer to where I live than Japan.

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Cupnoodles museum in Yokohama

I enjoy visiting museums in my own country and those abroad, but the Cupnoodles museum in Yokohama, Japan is unique in its kind. I can't believe that there is actually a whole museum dedicated to the history of cup noodles. The most fun part is that you can actually hands-on create your own instant noodles starting from flour in the Chicken Ramen factory. The participation fee of this activity is 500 yen (300 yen for young children), which isn't included in the entrance fee. In the My Cupnoodles factory, you can also create your own customized cup noodles with your own design on the packaging and with the soup flavor (4 kinds) and the toppings (4 out of 12 ingredients) of your choice. It costs 300 yen to make one cup noodle that you can take back home in a travel-proof air package. There is also a Noodles Bazaar, which is decorated to mimic an Asian night market. You can order noodles from 8 different countries (Italy, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Korea, and…