When I hear the word "Ramen Yokocho," I immediately think of the alleyway lined with ramen stores in Sapporo. When I visited Sapporo, I asked a taxi driver which restaurant I should eat at, and he advised me not to eat at Ramen Yokocho, which has become a tourist spot, if I wanted to eat good ramen.
Ramen Yokocho, which I used to think was a tourist attraction in the distant north of Japan, is now scattered all around Tokyo, where I live. In addition to the Ramen Museum in Shin-Yokohama, there is a Ramen Yokocho in Kannai, Yokohama, and Ramen Streets in Shinagawa and Tokyo Station, although they are not named Yokocho. There are also Okachimachi Ramen Yokocho in Okachimachi, where I was walking this day.
If you walk along the railroad tracks from Akihabara to Okachimachi, you will see it before you reach Okachimachi Station. As befits its name, the ramen stores were lined up under the railroad guard instead of in a magnificent building. It's strange that a mere ramen shop can look so mysterious and attractive when you catch a glimpse of it between the piers supporting the elevated railroad tracks.
|Sep 2021 IN THE CITY TOKYO|
|OKACHIMACHI PIER RESTAURANT WINDOW|
September 9, 2021
August 18, 2023
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF