Formerly known as Tokyo Ramen Show, this food festival is still exactly what it says on the bowl — lots and lots of ramen. Entry to Komazawa Olympic Park is free, but tickets that are exchanged for a bowl of ramen cost ¥1,000 each. If you’ve ever wondered about all the different styles from around Japan, this is your chance to try them out.
You can purchase ramen tickets in advance from any 7-Eleven — it is recommended to do this on busy days — or in the venue at a designated ticket booth. You cannot purchase ramen directly from the booth; you need a ticket.
The event is split into two parts. The first part (which runs for the first six days — Thursday, October 26 to Tuesday, October 31) will feature 14 different vendors while part two will run for the following five days (Wednesday, November 1 to Sunday, November 5) and consist of a completely different group of 14 vendors.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.