Ramen Yokocho [ラーメン横丁]


Entrance of Ganso Ramen Yokocho


Entrance of Shin Ramen Yokocho

Ramen is a popular Japanese noodle and "Sapporo Ramen" is one of the three major ramens in Japan.
(The others are "Hakata Ramen" in Fukuoka city in Kyushu island and "Kitagata Ramen" in Fukushima Prefecture in Tohoku District.)
Therefore, there are many ramen restaurants in Sapporo.

Ramen Yokocho means "small alley of ramen restautants".

There are two Ramen Yokochos in Susukino district, and each alley with the ramen restaurants is in the first floor of a building.
Both Ramen Yokocho are located near each other.

One is Ganso Ramen Yokocho.
It has more than a dozen restaurants.
"Ganoso" means "original" or "first", and it was opened in 1971.

Ganso Ramen Yokocho official website

The other is Shin Ramen Yokocho.
The building of the restaurants is located just north of the block of Ganso Ramen Yokocho.
It has 4 restaurants.
"Shin" means "new", and it was opened in 1976.

Additionally, there is Sapporo Ramen Kyowakoku (meaning "Republic of Ramen") on the 10th floor in ESTA (a commercial building) at JR Sapporo station.
It is a theme park with 8 ramen restaurants.
Half of the restaurants are from Sapporo, but the others are from Hakodate, Asahikawa, and so on.

Sapporo Ramen Kyowakoku (pdf)


Ramen Alley by emmamccleary


Ramen - KUNI MITSU.
by MIKI Yoshihito. (#mikiyoshihito)

It is said that there are over 1,000 ramen restaurants in Sapporo city.
It is good to enjoy choosing a restaurant in Ramen Yokocho.

How to get here

Get off at Susukino station of subway.
Both Ramen Yokochos are near the station.

Hotels in Sapporo

Hotels in Sapporo

Other Tourist Attractions in Sapporo

Central part of Sapporo city

Sapporo Station Former Hokkaido Government office building Hokkaido University Botanical Garden Sapporo Clock Tower Odori Park Sapporo TV Tower Nijo Market Sapporo Factory Tanukikoji shopping street Susukino Nakajima Park Campus of Hokkaido University Sapporo Beer Museum Maruyama Park Hokkaido Shrine Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium Mount Moiwa Shiroi Koibito Park

Around Sapporo city

Hitsujigaoka observation hill Moerenuma Park Historical Village of Hokkaido Jozankei hot spring resort

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