In my last days in Japan I did my best to eat as much ramen as possible before not being able to eat it for a long time. I think I did a good job. One of the highlights was eating at Ivan Ramen, in Setagaya, and getting to talk to Ivan about ramen and his relation/history with it. Ivan is an ex NYC chef who moved to Tokyo to open up at ramen shop. His shop is very popular with ramen junkies and after going there I could see why.
while waiting to meet up with the people to go climb Fuji, I stopped in Yokohama for ramen. I picked the spot that had a huge line outsite. Well worth it. This was their ichiban (most popular) ramen. A shio base with nori (seaweed) as a topping ramen. They also had very nice gyoza here.
At sunrise on the top of Mt Fuji they open up the top station and besides providing some warmth they also sell a few select foods. Curry and ramen are in that mix and I went with ramen. Definitely not the best ramen I've ever had, but at that time and place it couldn't have been more welcomed.