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Ramen Spots in Hokkaido Area

  • Sapporo Ramen Kyowakoku
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Kitagojounishi 2 Sapporo Esta 10F
    Sapporo Ramen Kyowakoku is a food theme park for Sapporo ramen located on the 10th floor of the “Esta” complex in front of JR Sapporo Station. In the retro atmosphere reminiscent of the Showa period where the roots of Sapporo ramen lie, you can taste ramen from eight carefully selected top ramen restaurants, mainly from the Sapporo area. The final battle for the seat of Ramen King is determined by customer voting, and Sapporo Ramen Kyowakoku is also in the spotlight as the Hall of Fame for Hokkaido ramen.
  • Asahikawa Ramen Village
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    Hokkaido Asahikawashi Nagayamajuichijou 4-119-48
    This theme park which has assembled together the finest ramen shops from within the city of Asahikawa is approximately 20 minutes by car from JR Asahikawa Station. Current member stores include the eight restaurants of Aoba, Ittetsu-an Matsuda, Ishida, Tenkin, Santoka, Saijo, Koubo Kato and Baikoken. There are even restaurants offering miniature sizes of ramen, so visitors can easily enjoy taste testing at several places. It is also popular among tourists as a unique photo spot with a giant ramen bowl featuring chopsticks holding noodles that appear to be floating in the air.
  • Noodle Kitchen Ajisai Main Shop
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    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Goryoukakuchou 29-22
    This famous ramen restaurant near Goryokaku Park in Hakodate City, Hokkaido is loved by locals and tourists for their Hakodate salt ramen. Their popular menu includes their Ajisai Salt Ramen which boasts straight noodles with a clear soup made with Hokkaido kelp, pork bone, chicken, and rock salt. Their side menu is abundant with additions including Zangi fried chicken. It's a fashionable store that's great for women as well with window and outdoor seating with fantastic views.
  • Asahikawa Ramen Aoba
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    Hokkaido Asahikawashi Nijoudori 8 Left 8 Two-story building name store
    This long-established ramen shop began business as a ramen stall in 1947. Known as the pioneer of Asahikawa ramen whose main flavor is soy sauce, this ramen shop has continued to safeguard its own ramen soup, which is suited to a below minus 30°C climate, for three generations. Their classic soy sauce ramen is of course the most popular. As you pass through the shop door, bowing low under the curtain which has remained unchanged for many years, you’ll find photos and autographs posted all over the shop wall. The nearest station is Asahikawa Station.

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  • Baikohken (New Chitose Airport Branch)
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    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bibi New Shin Chitose Airport Terminal Building 3F Ramen Dojo
    New Chitose Airport Branch of the famous ramen restaurant, Baikohken, on the third floor of the domestic terminal, chosen as Asahikawa Ramen's Best Store. They're widely regarded for their Asahikawa soy sauce ramen, which uses a thick broth made with pork, chicken, dried anchovy and kelp. Their noodles are handmade with medium thickness that curls nicely in the broth. Their side menu includes Supreme Cheese Dumplings which use three kinds of cheese and are popular among women.
  • Aji no Sanpei
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Minamichijounishi 3-2 Daimaruusui Central 4F
    Aji no Sanpei began business as a small ramen stall back in 1950 and now, and is said to be the original home of the famous miso ramen (bean paste noodles), and curly noodles. Their most popular dish is the classic miso ramen, a splendid bowl combining aroma, firm noodles with plenty of topping and a strong flavor of miso. Their side dish of handmade shaomai dumplings is also very popular. The nearest station is Odori Station.
  • Uocchi Ramen Shop
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    Hokkaido Kushiroshi Saiwaichou 13-1 Kushiro Tanjima Market
    The famous ramen shop located in the Kushiro Tancho Market in Saiwai Town, Kushiro City, Hokkaido has been listed in the Michelin Guide for Hokkaido. Their thick, odorless soup using homemade fish sauce and shrimp sauce is one of the shop’s selling points, and you can choose either a light or rich soup to eat your ramen noodles from. Also popular are their seasonal dishes, such as oyster and soft roe winter ramen served similar to a hot pot dish, and the summer cold soup noodles with snow crab.
  • Ebisoba Ichigen (New Chitose Airport Branch)
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    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bibi New Chitose Airport Terminal Building 3F Hokkaido Ramen Dojo
    This ramen shop is located on the third floor of the New Chitose Airport domestic terminal building, Chitose City, Hokkaido. The ramen shop’s shrimp soup, made by slowly boiling heaps of northern shrimp heads, has a thick taste with the flavor of shrimp and is particularly good. The made-to-order thick and thin noodles, special ingredients, and crimson red colored bowls like the color of shrimp, all go together well to complement the flavor of the aromatic soup. The interior is bright and spacious, with storage space for bags, etc. under each table. Last orders are at 8:30pm so you can stop off for some ramen before boarding your flight home.
  • Sapporo Ramen Yukiakari
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    Hokkaido Chitose City New Chitose Airport New Chitose Airport Terminal 3F
    Located on the third floor of the New Chitose Airport domestic terminal building, Chitose City, Hokkaido is Yukiakari where you can taste the well-known Sapporo ramen. For its soup, the ramen shop uses a simple, light tasting soup made using chicken and pork bones and Hidaka kelp (a kind of seaweed). Their miso ramen with butter and corn made with their own homemade miso and flavoring oil is a particular favorite. Last orders are at 8:30 p.m. so it’s a great place to have a bite before your late flight.
  • Ginger Ramen Mizuno
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    Hokkaido Asahikawashi Tokiwadori 2
    A popular ramen shop in Asahikawa City, Hokkaido, also frequented by celebrities. Their signature dish is their original Ginger Ramen made with plenty of ginger from Koichi. The flavor of matured soy sauce with ginger forms a perfect combination to give a superb tasting bowl of ramen noodles. Their miso ramen, flavored with white miso from Hokkaido, is also very popular. You can choose whatever topping you like on your noodles. Unchanged for roughly 45 years, Ginger Ramen Mizuno has a wonderfully nostalgic charm and is a ramen shop where even unaccompanied women can feel comfortable.

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  • Jiyoken
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    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Matsukazechou 7-12
    This long-established ramen shop, founded in 1947 in Hakodate City, Hokkaido, is highly regarded for its straight noodles freshly hand made every day. Even though it is small, it’s a popular shop visited by many tourists. Their reasonably priced salty ramen, with its soup so transparent you can see the bottom of the bowl, is a particular favorite. The light soup slowly boiled with chicken and pork bones, kelp and vegetables accompanied with a side dish of fried dumplings is well worth trying.
  • Hakodate Noodle Kitchen Ajisai New Chitose Airport Branch
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    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bibi 987 - 22 New Chitose Airport Domestic Passenger Terminal 3F
    New Chitose Airport Branch of the famous Hakodate Shio Ramen restaurant on the third floor of the domestic terminal. Their main shop is well known as a traditional place for Ajisai Salt Ramen. Try the thick yet refreshing broth made with kelp, pork bones, chicken and rock salt. Their classic Ajisai Salt Ramen is a popular choice with special straight noodles that match the broth perfectly. Also try their unique pork rib ramen with pork cutlet.
  • Noodle Shop Saimi
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Toyohira-ku Misonojujou 5-3-12
    Incredible restaurant that has appeared high in the rankings for best Hokkaido ramen in various media. Their Miso Ramen is particularly highly reviewed as gourmet Sapporo. Their fantastic ramen soup began in Sapporo's famous ramen restaurant Sumire with dried sardines and vegetables in a pork broth base giving it a thick, deep flavor. Topped with plenty of bean sprouts and ginger to accent the great taste. An incredibly popular restaurant for regular locals and tourists alike.
  • Ramen cafe Ekibasha
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    Hokkaido Sharigunkoshimizuchou Yambetsu 1JR Sobetsu station building
    This ramen shop is run from the JR Yamubetsu Station building, now an unmanned station. The interior of the ramen shop with its refurbished station master’s office has a retro, modern feel to it giving the place a relaxed atmosphere. The ramen shop uses lots of ingredients produced in Japan and the roasted pork which is placed on the noodles is also handmade. Ramen aficionados come from far and wide to eat here and try food from the varied menu, including Two Ramen, made with lots of spring onions and a salty soup, the soy sauce flavored bean sprout spicy ramen, and Station Master’s Ramen with plenty of topping.
  • Kushiro Ramen Kawamura
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    Hokkaido Kushiroshi Suehirochou 5-chome
    This famous Kushiro-style ramen shop in Suehirocho, Kushiro City, Hokkaido, has steadfastly stuck to traditions to serve authentic Kushiro flavor. Their most popular dish is their standard soy-sauce-broth ramen. Chicken bones and onion are added to a fish base and slowly brought to a finish and the minimal amounts of fat and seasoning ensure a simple taste. To this broth they add their specially made thin ramen noodles resulting in a soup beloved by the locals that they never tire of eating. With counter seating, a tatami area, and table seating they can serve any group even families.
  • Daruma Ken
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Minamisanjouhigashi 1 In the new Nijo market
    Daruma Ken is a famous, long-established Sapporo Ramen restaurant, which started out as a food-stall in 1947. Located in a corner of Nijo Market, Daruma Ken offers diners the opportunity to enjoy simple, delicious Ramen, with noodles made in the old-fashioned way with just salted water and wheat flour. The “house special” is Shoyu (Soy Sauce) Ramen, served in a healthy, nostalgia-inducing broth. Daruma Ken regulars also recommend the curry rice (just like mother made it!). The nearest subway station is Odori Station.
  • Hakodate Enraku
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    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Suehirochou 24-6
    Enraku is a popular Ramen restaurant located on the First Floor of the “Hakodate Nishihatoba” complex in Hakodate City, Hokkaido, where diners can enjoy traditional Hakodate Shio (Salt) Ramen while gazing out at the ocean. The restaurant is very proud of its exquisite noodles (made using Hokkaido-grown wheat) and its transparent noodle broth, which is made by cooking scallops, pork belly and bones, chicken bones, etc. slowly over a low heat. The house special is Enraku Shio Ramen, which strives to recreate the way Ramen tasted in days gone by. The barbecued pork, which goes well with the noodle broth, is also recommended. As Enraku is located in an area of Hakodate popular with tourists, the restaurant attracts large numbers of tourists eager to try some authentic Hakodate cuisine.
  • Ramen / Chinese Ajifuku Minamino Branch
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    Hokkaido Obihiroshi Minaminomorihigashi 2-12-19
    This popular restaurant in Minami-no-morihigashi, Obihiro City, Hokkaido, has attracted attention from the local gourmet and has inherited the flavor of the Chinese-style chirashi rice bowl. A Chinese-style chirashi rice bowl serves a large helping of stir-fried vegetables, pork, and seafood mixed with egg over rice. Their fried rice combo plate from their specialty menu serves crisp vegetables along with tender shrimp and squid and is another popular choice. The chirashi noodle dish uses the same ingredients and also has a great reputation. Along with counter seating there is also a raised tatami section with tables making this an easy place to bring children.
  • Ramen Sora Main Shop
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Minamisanjounishi 5-20-2
    This ramen noodle shop is located in Chuo Ward, Sapporo city, Hokkaido and is famous as a restaurant where there is always a constant queue of diners. The restaurant offers a wonderful bowl of noodles made from carefully selected produce and cooking process, based on the orthodox Hokkaido Sapporo Ramen concept. Their popular “Miso ramen” made with soup stock of locally grown pork and roasted garlic and miso has a rich and sweet taste. It is open from Tuesday to Saturday until early in the morning and is used by many local customers for the last dish of the night.
  • Aji no Daio
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    Hokkaido Noboribetsushi Noboribetsuonsenchou 29-9
    This is a shop famous for curry noodles and spicy ramen in Noboribetsu Onsen-cho, Noboribetsu Onsen City, Hokkaido. The perfect balance of spiciness and sweetness in the “Hell Ramen 0-chome” dish makes it popular, and is also a challenge menu with increased spiciness with every number it increases. The onion topping that goes with the spicy flavor is amazing. There are many papers decorating the shop interior showing the successful challengers of the “Hell Ramen 0-chome” eating challenge. “Miso curry ramen”, with miso adding flavor to the spice, is popular amongst the curry ramen flavors.

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Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.

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