Takayama ramen chuka soba - best things to do in takayama - local cuisine food in Japan - go to ramen restaurants and shops. Backpacking Japan alps travel blog

 

Takayama has a number of “specialty” foods, and one of those foods is ramen!

 

Takayama ramen shop restaurant. Backpacking Japan alps

 

Some other local foods you may want to try in Takayama:

  • Hida beef
  • Midarashi dango
  • Red pickle
  • Hoba miso
  • Sake

 

You generally won’t have to look too hard to find these things if you are out exploring Takayama!

 

So similar to “Sapporo ramen” in Hokkaido, there is a “Takayama ramen.”

And when you’re out walking the streets of Takayama, you’ll spot plenty of ramen shops and restaurants that serve the Takayama ramen.

 

Takayama ramen shop restaurant. Backpacking Japan alps

Takayama ramen shop restaurant. Backpacking Japan alps

 

You may also see it referred to as Takayama soba or Takayama chuku soba.

 

 

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So…

What makes it “Takayama ramen”?!

Takayama ramen - best things to do in takayama - local cuisine food in Japan. Backpacking Japan alps

 

  • Ramen noodles
  • Broth
  • Pork
  • Hida leek
  • Bamboo shoot
  • Seaweed

 

 

Takayama ramen chuka soba - best things to do in takayama - local cuisine food in Japan - go to ramen restaurants and shops. Backpacking Japan alps travel blog

 

 

Pork

Takayama ramen with pork or hida beef - local cuisine food in Japan. Backpacking Japan alps

 

Leek

Takayama ramen with hida leek - local cuisine food in Japan. Backpacking Japan alps

 

Bamboo

Takayama ramen with bamboo shoot - local cuisine food in Japan. Backpacking Japan alps

 

Seaweed

Takayama ramen with seaweed - local cuisine food in Japan. Backpacking Japan alps

 

And more

Takayama ramen chuka soba - local cuisine food in Japan. Backpacking Japan alps

 

 

How much does Takayama ramen cost?

Takayama ramen - restaurant price how much cost of food in Japan. Backpacking Japan alps

 

There are different types of ramen you can get, so a bowl of ramen noodles can range in price depending on what you want in your ramen.

I got the basic Takayama ramen, and it cost around 700 yen (US$7).

So as far as the cost of food in Japan, I’d say this meal cost was pretty average for a restaurant.

 

 

And now…

Top day trips from Takayama by bus

Takayama ramen - places to visit - day trips from Takayama. Backpacking Japan alps

 

After you’ve visited Old City in Takayama…
Takayama ramen - things to do in takayama and places to visit in takayama - old city. Backpacking Japan alps

 

1. Shirakawago

Takayama ramen - places to visit - day trip to shirakawago from Takayama. Backpacking Japan alps

 

2. Shinhotaka ropeway

Takayama ramen - places to visit - day trip to shinhotaka ropeway from Takayama. Backpacking Japan alps

 

3. Matsumoto

Takayama ramen - places to visit - day trip to matsumoto from Takayama. Backpacking Japan alps

 

You can get to these places by bus, which means staying at a hostel near the Takayama bus station can be perfect!

 

 

Takayama ramen - different types of local cuisine food in Japan. Backpacking Japan alps

 

HAPPY EATING TAKAYAMA RAMEN!

 



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