A staple on the Golden Week calendar at Fuchu's Tokyo Racecourse, this gathering of ramen shops from Hokkaido in the north to Kagoshima in the south sees a total of 17 noodle dealers set up stalls over two consecutive weekends. All bowls go for a flat ¥800, so you can go back for seconds in between races, while Hitachino Nest craft beer will be available on the second weekend. Gambling, ramen and brews – sounds like a recipe for success on a warm May day.
Serious ramen enthusiast? Check out the full day-by-day lineup here.