One of the most exciting things about ramen is that you can really delve in and start getting to know the regional varieties that make this iconic noodle dish so special. Variations in broth, noodles, and toppings make every bowl unique. What better way to do that than visiting some of Japan’s special ramen towns? These five areas have been recognized as culinary hubs with countless ramen shops to visit and enjoy. Get ready to experience some of Japan’s best ramen.