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Tokyo’s 4 Must-Try Ramen Restaurants of 2019

Shinjuku Ramen

Ramen, Japan’s iconic noodle soup dish, doesn’t only enjoy massive popularity in its home country but all around the world. Eating authentic Japanese ramen is a highlight for a lot of tourists, but the sheer abundance of shops and noodle soup varieties can make this endeavor harder than it seems. To help you make your ramen dreams come true, we’ve picked 2019’s four must-try ramen shops in Tokyo! Happy slurping!

Inside Japan's Maid Cafés: Our Unique Experience at Classic Maid Café Mai:lish! (Video)

Akihabara Other Cafes and Sweets

Come join Live Japan with me as we visit Café Mai:lish, a small and homely maid café located on the outskirts of Akihabara, about 8 minutes from JR Akihabara Station and 3 minutes from Suehirocho Station.

Yokohama Guide: Stunning Night Views & More! 6 Essential Attractions of Yokohama

Yokohama Downtown

Located just to the south of Tokyo, Yokohama is convenient to access from the center of the city. Yokohama Port, opened in 1859, is a vibrant city where foreign cultures can coexist, such as the Western world and China. One of the most exciting spots here part is the factory tour for parents and children, which offers the rare opportunity to watch how products are created before your very eyes. There are also some fun backstreets with a retro 1950s-60s atmosphere you can explore, as well as romantic date spots with a pleasant night view. This year, Yokohama will also host the Rugby World Cup. Here are some top recommended must-see spots during your visit to Yokohama.

Visiting Enoshima: The Must-See Spots on Japan’s Famous Day-Trip Island!

Kamakura Forests & Mountains

The Shonan and Enoshima area is one of the most popular day-trip destinations for both Tokyo locals and tourists. Even though the beautiful island is easily accessible from the capital, a lot of people only visit the nearby Kamakura with its many shrines and temples. That’s a shame because Enoshima is a treasure trove of amazing spots and discoveries! Come with us on a tour along its must-visit spots!

How to Order Ramen: Common Japanese Terms Used in Ramen Shops

Tokyo Station

There are many different food shops throughout Japan, and amongst them, ramen is one of the most popular. There are even TV shows and local events held to decide the “King of Ramen” through competitions dedicated to this popular national dish of Japan. The basic elements of ramen are the noodles and the broth. Not only are there various types of noodles that differ in thickness, but there are also different soup broths, such as pork bone and seafood broth, as well as a wide variety of toppings, each with its own unique term. There are so many different ramen terms, they could fill an entire dictionary. So without further ado, let’s take a look at some useful ramen related terms. Just by knowing these basic ramen terms, you can ensure a more enjoyable time during your next ramen shop visit!

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