No prizes for guessing the purpose of this event. Ramen is not only one of Japan’s most famous cuisines, it is also a source of pride for many regions throughout the country which have put their own stamp on this noodle soup. The most famous are Hokkaido (miso) and Fukuoka (tonkotsu), but there are many others—well over 100 according to most in the know. These local ramen are known collectively as gotochi-ramen (ご当地ラーメン) and they are all served up at this annual event.
You need to pre-purchase food tickets as the individual booths do not accept cash (certain e-money/e-points is also accepted). For the Tokyo Ramen Show one ticket / one ramen costs ¥850.