When: 24/10/14 - 03/11/14: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Where: Komazawa Olympic Park , 1-1 Komazawakoen
Ramen aficionados, this is the time of the year when you can sample all kinds of noodles from all over Japan, at one single venue. There are almost as many regional kinds of ramen as there are prefectures, although these can pretty much be categorized into mainly four kinds of ramen, split by soup flavours: shioramen (salt flavored soup), shoyu ramen (soy sauce flavored soup), tonkotsu ramen (pork bone based creamy soup) and miso ramen (miso flavored soup). Common ramen toppings are negi, shinachiku (seasoned bamboo shoots), nori (dried seaweed) and boiled egg, but really there are no ‘rules’.
Whether you’re already a ramen connoisseur or are just learning about the noodle, the Tokyo Ramen Show will definitely offer something to please your taste buds. The event plans to feature about 40 regional types of ramen which can be found from the cold lands of Hokkaido to the southern tip of Kyushu.
Admission to the park is free but each bowl of ramen costs ¥850. Beware, as queues get endless, so we strongly suggest buying ramen tickets in advance at your local convenience store, so you can skip that part when you get to the event. Some stalls offer special ‘mini ramen’ or other taster sets, too.
Click here to view the local specialties and organize your visit according to which types you wish to try. Keep in mind that the Tokyo Ramen Show is divided in two parts, each featuring different regions of Japan, so make sure you carefully plan your visit if there is a particular type that appeals to you.
Tokyo Ramen Show 2014
More information: www.ramenshow.com
How much: ¥850 per ticket