Tokyo Ramen Crash Course

Chef Guided Ramen Adventure

Tokyo Ramen

This action packed 3 day tour is for the ramen enthusiast.  After this trip, you will learn from professionals all aspects of ramen making.  The tour is lead by Benjamin Smith, a chef who cooked ramen professionally for the last 10 years in the United States. The tour will start in Yokohama, a historic city south of Tokyo, and according to ramen expert Hiroshi Osaki, where the first specialized ramen shops opened in 1910. We will be taking classes at two different ramen schools, visit the ramen museum, and also go shopping at Kappabashi, which is almost entirely populated with shops supplying kitchen gadgets to restaurant owners and professional chefs.  Warning: You will be tasting lots of ramen during this tour.  


  • Learn ramen making at professional school for a day.
  • Visit the Ramen Museum.
  • See the Cup of Noodles Musuem in Yokohama.
  • Make ramen at a Tokyo ramen shop.
  • Shop like a professional chef in Tokyo’s Kappabashi district.

Day 1 > Arrive in Yokohama

Arrival & check in at a hotel in downtown Yokohama, the second largest city in Japan and one of the first Japanese ports opened to foreign trade in 1859.  Meet Benjamin Smith, a chef and guide. Arrive early and enjoy the nightlife in Yokohama.

DAY 2 > Ramen School

After breakfast, a hands on learning opportunity awaits you at ramen school.  This all day hands-on learning experience will teach you everything you need to know about making ramen.  Be sure to check out Japan’s largest Chinatown during your free time in the evening.

>DAY 3 > Yokohama Ramen Museum

In the morning, we will visit the ramen museum, and stay for lunch.  Then it’s over to the famous Cup Noodles Museum where we will learn about the birth of instant noodles and even make our own Instant Chicken Ramen.

Day 4 > Hands-On Ramen Training at Tokyo Ramen Shop

Today we will visit another ramen school for a half day of learning experience at a famous ramen restaurant in Tokyo.  Afternoon shopping time awaits you at Kappabashi or ‘kitchen town’, a destination of over 100 shops selling cookware.

Dates and Prices

June 11 – 14, 2018
$1800 per person
Small group tour

Tour Length

3 Days and 4 Nights

What’s Included

Hotels, Local Transportation, Tour Guide, Course Fees at Ramen Schools, Two Lunches

What’s Not Included

Flight to/from Japan, Personal Spending, Airport Transportation

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