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Ramen is Japanese noodle dish originated in China. In more recent decades, it has become a very popular dish in Japan, adapted to the Japanese taste. Almost every locality in Japan its own variation of ramen, from the tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen of Kyusyu to the miso ramen of Hokkaido.

The most popular ones are.......

Shoyu Ramen : brown, transparent, soya sauce based soup
Miso Ramen : brown, non-transparent, miso based soup
Shio Ramen : transparent, salt based white color soup
Tonkotsu Ramen : white, milky, pork based soup
Niboshi Ramen : brown, dried fish based soup
Tsukemen : self dip ramen, noodle in one, soup in one
Tanmen : find out here in Japan!
Tantanmen : find out here in China! and Japan!
Ikemen : beautiful boy (^^)

Order "a bowl of ramen, please" in Kyushu, then you'll automatically get Tonkotsu soup ramen. In Hokkaido, most likely, you'll enjoy Miso soup ramen. In port town like Ibusuki, Akashi, Yaizu, Kushiro, you may get their original prepared soup usually with fish based soup (sakana-dashi).

Popular ramen restaurants with not so long queue

+ Address : Kasuga 1-15-9, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
+ Open : 11:00 - 15:00 and 17:00 - 23:00
(Closed : Tuesday)
+ Nearby station : Korakuen station and Kasuga station

Men Mitsuwi (Mitsui)
2016 December opened and suddenly became top of Asakusa Ramen! Very near to Tokyo Ryokan.

+ Address : Nishi-Asakusa 2-10-4, Taito-ku, Tokyo
+ Open : 11:00 - 14:30 and 17:30 - 21:00 (Weekday and Saturday)
+ Open : 11:00 - 16:00 (Sunday and Holiday)
(Closed : Monday)
+ Nearby station : Tawaramachi station

More than 100 years history, origin from Edo period, noodle factory is based in Asakusa. Local knows that this taste is good. Very near to Tokyo Ryokan.
+ Address : Nishi-Asakusa 2-26-3, Taito-ku, Tokyo
+ Telephone : 03-3844-7409
+ Open : 12:00 - 19:00 (Closed : Tuesday)
+ Nearby station : Tawaramachi station

Ramen Menmaru
At the entrance of Hisago Dori Avenue, cheap but excellent soup noodle. Some says, it is worth paying double, but only at JPY290 => now JPY320 (price up but still reasonable). Cannot beat this price with its quality.
+ Address : Hisago Dori, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
+ Open : 10:30 - 20:00
+ Nearby station : Asakusa station

Mizushin Saikan
Canton-men (Cantonese-noodle) with lots of vegetable. Soup at this restaurant is special.
+ Address : Asakusabashi 2-1-1, Taito-ku, Tokyo
+ Telephone : 03-3861-0577
+ Open : 11:00 - 15:00 and 17:30 - 20:45 (Closed : Saturday and Sunday)
+ Nearby station : Asakusabashi station

Muttepou (Gamushara) (branch in Sydney!)
Tonkotsu soup is excellent, mouth shutting taste! Now branch in downtown Tokyo as well. They open until they sold-out, sometime before noon.
+ Address : Ekoda 4-5-1, Nakano-ku, Tokyo
+ Telephone : 03-5380-6886
+ Open : 11:00 - 15:00 (lunch) and 18:00 - 23:00 (dinner)
+ Closed : Monday
+ Nearby station : Shin-Ekoda station on Toei Oedo line

No time to be in Kyushu but would like to taste their Tonkotsu soup, then this 24hrs open ramen shop at Ueno station is the right one. Popular for young ladies as well. Opened branch in Hong Kong, but.......
+ Address : Ueno 7-1-1, Taito-ku, Tokyo
+ Telephone : 03-5826-5861
+ Open : 24hrs
+ Nearby station : Ueno station

Tsukemen Tetsu
Dipping ramen's best. Always has queue lined up in front of the shop. It opens only until the last soup is served (not late afternoon).
+ Address : Sendagi 4-1-14, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
+ Telephone : 03-3827-6272
+ Open : 11:30 - close when soup gone
+ Nearby station : Sendagi station

This is the only ramen place which le Guide Michelin listed in 2009.
+ Address : Asakusa 1-26-5, Taito-ku, Tokyo
+ Telephone : 03-6231-7739
+ Open : 10:30 - 22:30
+ Nearby station : Tawaramachi station

Menya itto
Opend few years ago, soon became one of the most popular ramen shop in downtown Tokyo.
+ Address : Higashi-shinkoiwa 1-4-17, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo
+ Telephone : 03-3697-9787
+ Open : 11:00 - 15:00 and 18:00 - 22:00 (Closed : Monday)
+ Nearby station : Shinkoiwa station

If you had no time to visit one by one? Tokyo Yaesu Underground Shopping Mall has selected one of the best ramen shops from all over Japan

It may fit your itinerary to quick-noodle before boarding on Shinkansen. Just drop by the basement of the Tokyo main station. Kujiraken, Dosanko (Sapporo), Chomoranma, Bangaichi (Asahikawa), Yukakutei (Asahikawa), Kizo (Chibakiya), Tonari, Rokurinsha, OreshikiJun, Hirugao, Ikaruga and more.
+ Open : 07:30 - 22:00 (varied on each shop)
+ Nearby station : Tokyo station (just underneath, basement!)
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In the end, you'll have to end up eating 3 bowls of ramen a day (O_O)
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