Early
~
Late
Dec

Ramen Expo 2020

11:00am – 9:00pm
Free

The Ramen Expo in Expo Commemoration Park (more commonly known as Banpakukoen) takes place this year over four consecutive weekends (including Fridays) in December, so the the dates for the festival are actually Dec 6th – Dec 8th, Dec 13th – 15th, Dec 20th – 22nd and Dec 24th – 29th. There will be up to 40 stores from around Japan setup in the park, although each weekend will see a different group of ramen makers landing at the expo.

Entry to the event is free and you can buy tickets at the venue to exchange for a bowl of ramen at any of the stalls. A bowl will cost you ¥700 but you can save a little by getting two tickets for ¥1,300 or four for ¥2,500.

Access

The expo park is best accessed via the Bampakukinenkoen station on the Osaka Monorail line. It takes under 20 minutes direct from the airport, around 40-45 minutes from Osaka Namba or Umeda (witch a change at Senrichuo).

Accommodation

If you are keen to stay right next to the park, the Hotel Hankyu is a smart hotel used for all the events hosted in the park. Staying closer to the city center may be more practical, however with options like the Dormy Inn Natural Hot Spring Hotel and Fuku Yado Hostel which has resonable rates and a mix of traditional and modern elements. If you like capsule hotels – then Y’s Cabin is a simple but smart option with traditional baths and comfy beds.

Get the best Japan Cheapo hacks direct to your inbox

Related Events
  • Early
    Oct

    Paantu Festival

    The Paantu festival takes place on the Okinawa Prefecture island of Miyakojima in the far south of the archipelego. The villagers dress up as ‘Paantu’ – supernatural beings covered in mud and foliage. They also wear long masks. Their aim […]

    5:00pm – 8:00pm
    Free
  • Daikaku-ji, Osawa-no-ike (Pond) -1 (November 2013)
    Oct 1
    ~
    Oct 3

    Kangetsu no Yube: Full Moon Viewing

    Continuing a tradition that has taken place at Osawa Pond next to Daikakuji since the Heian era, this event gives you the chance to float on a boat in the pond under a clear autumn moon. If the moon is […]

    5:30pm – 9:00pm
    ¥500 (on the door)
  • Early
    Oct

    Ujicha Ceremony

    The home of green tea in Japan, the small town holds a traditional tea-jar opening ceremony on the first Sunday in October each year. Located just between Kyoto and Nara, Uji has long been famous for producing high quality green […]

    9:00am
    Free

Recommended hotels located nearby