If you are going to Tokyo, you are going to want ramen. True obsessives could happily construct a weeklong pilgrimage without nicking the surface: Tokyo's ramen scene is vast, encompassing a range of local styles, like shoyu and tsukemen (dipping noodles), as well as regional variations, from tonkotsu (pork-based) to miso, in its nearly 7,000 ramenya. So instead of going in search of ramen, why not let it come to you?
Here are a few choice shops in prime locations, plus a couple of gems worth seeking out farther afield. Keep in mind that popular shops can command a lengthy line, with wait times ranging from 30 minutes to an hour (or more). A bowl will typically set you back about ¥800.Read More