Ganso Sapporo Ramen Yokocho

Ganso Sapporo Ramen Yokocho © T.Sasaki

Ganso Sapporo Ramen Yokocho ('yokocho' means a side street)

Ganso Sapporo Ramen Yokocho is the side street, which made Miso Ramen famous all over Japan. It's history begins in 1951 from seven Ramen shops, opening as the 'Kouraku Ramen Meitengai' meaning the famous street for Ramen. Today, there are 17 shops. All ramen shops are famous for representing Hokkaido, and some of them are even listed in the 2012 Michelin guide.

Each shop is of high quality and has its own particular taste. Since the noodle's thickness and miso's mixture differ, you can enjoy various tastes depending on the shop even if they are all called miso ramen. Not only miso ramen, but also soy sauce, salt, and unique ramen with Hokkaido crab as a topping is available.

Japanese ramen has been becoming more and more popular internationally in the recent years, and the number of foreigners visiting here is increasing too. Ramen yokocho responds to 'the generation change and the diversity of needs' and is working on making new shops and making menus in a foreign language to meet the needs of the visitors.


Trains: Three minutes from Susukino Station, exit number 3 on Nanboku Underground Railway. Four minutes from Susukino Station number, exit number 4 on Touhou Underground Railway. 20 minutes from JR Sapporo station. Buses: It is in the center of the large Susukino area, buses are available all over Sapporo city. It differs from each shop, but most of them run until midnight or morning, so it is easy to visit even after drinking late at night.

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Sights Ganso Sapporo Ramen Yokocho (元祖さっぽろラーメン横丁)
Address 3-6, Minami-gojo-nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Phone / Fax Phone: 011-663-7575
Duration 1Hour(s)
Closed dates 7 days open
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

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