The campaign has been closed. Thank you for your participation

Contest Period:
1st period 6 Jul ~ 31 Oct (closed)
2nd period 1 Oct ~ 30 Nov (closed)

JAPAN by Japan is calling all avid fans of Japanese noodle dishes! To participate, post the best “noodle” photo you’ve tried in Japan or Singapore on Instagram with our hashtag – #JbyJnoodlemap. Tell us about your experience and why you love that specific noodle dish! Stand a chance to win a set of famous authentic noodle kit from Japan. Furthermore, you can win 2 theme park tickets of your choice! The draw will be after the campaign period. Submit multiple entries of different kinds of noodles like Ramen, Soba, Udon, and double your chances of winning! Join us in our quest to map all the best noodles in Japan and make your mark on our noodle map!

*Please note that photos on Instagram may take time to reflect on the website.
*Photos without your comment or review are ineligible.

2nd Period Winner

Congratulations to our second batch of winners!
Winners will receive authentic noodle kits from Japan and our special prize winner will receive 2 theme park tickets of their choice!

  • 一蘭ラーメン
  • 牛すじうどん
  • むぎとろ

Ramen Prize


Soba Prize


Udon Prize


Theme park tickets

Congratulations to our special prize winner of 2 theme park tickets!

Step1 Sign up
Step2 Take or Select Photo
Step3 Post on Instagram


Take a Ramen photo

STEP 01 Take photo of noodle in a Japanese restaurant

Launch Instagram App

STEP 02 Sign up JAPAN by Japan for participating campaign. Launch Instagram App. Select or Take a Photo

Post Ramen photo with hashtag and comment

STEP 03 Post photo of noodle with hashtag #JbyJnoodlemap on your personal Instagram account with your experience and why you love that specific noodle dish!

Popular Noodles in Japan

Let’s check what kind of Japanese “NOODLE” everyone is eating when they visit JAPAN!!!

Terms and conditions

Japan National Tourism Organization Singapore Office (hereafter referred to as Organizer) invites you to take part in the JAPAN by Japan, “The Ultimate Noodle Nomad Guide (hereafter referred to as Campaign).

The Organizer reserves the right to cancel or amend the Campaign and the terms and conditions of this Campaign (“Terms and Conditions”) at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be posted on the website.


  • The Campaign is open only to residents of Singapore except for employees and immediate families of the Organizer, its affiliates, subsidiaries, suppliers, and advertising and media agencies associated with this Campaign.
  • Corporations or other entities are not eligible to participate in this Campaign.
  • This Campaign will commence from 6 July 2018 and will end on 30 November 2018 (hereafter referred to as Campaign Period).
  • Entries are deemed void if the Organizer determines that an entry is not original, or if an entry is illegible, incomplete, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft or duplicated as entered within this Campaign Period. Only entries entered during the Campaign Period are eligible to take part in the Campaign.


  • Assorted set of ICHIRAN Ramen Curly Noodles including Original Red Dry Sauce (worth S$ 25 per set for six pax)
  • Assorted set of Azabu KYUTOKU Inaniwa Gyusuji Curry Udon (worth S$ 40 per set for six pax)
  • Assorted Asakusa Mugitoro Cha-Soba (worth S$ 28 for six pax)
  • 2 theme park tickets of the winner’s choice.
  • There will be 2 draws held after the campaign period. A winner will be drawn for each noodle kit, hence, a total of 3 winners for the first draw. The second draw will also have 3 winners, one for each noodle kit, and then a winner will be drawn for the 2 theme park tickets.
  • Winners must present verifiable identification to redeem his/her prize. The Organizer reserves the right to disqualify the entry of the winner who fails to comply.
  • All prizes are non-transferable, non-exchangeable or non-refundable by cash.
  • In the event that the selected winner is ineligible, uncontactable or does not respond within five (5) days to a winner notification, or refuses, the prize will be forfeited and the Organizer, in sole discretion, may choose to award the prize to another participant.
  • All results and decisions made by the Organizer in relation to the Campaign are final. The Organizer will not enter into any correspondence regarding the results. Participants are to acknowledge and accept that there is no intention to create any legal relations between the Organizer and participants of this Campaign, which is a promotional event. Participants who will enter this Campaign hereby waive any legal rights, if any, to enforce against the Organizer, its agents or employees in relation thereto.
  • By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to participate in all reasonable media publicity relating to the event, including but not limited to the awarding of the prize, and before and after the prize has been received. Furthermore, this includes being featured on social media as determined by the sole discretion of the Organizer.

Campaign Rules

  • Submit photos through Instagram starting from 6 July 2018 at to 30 November 2018 at 23:59 hours (GMT +8:00).
  • Each participant may submit multiple entries via their own Instagram account in the following steps:
    1. To be eligible to win the prize, you are required to register as a member of the JAPAN by Japan website .(https://japanbyjapan.com/).
    2. Participants take part by posting the campaign hashtag in their own personal Instagram account in the following format: #JbyJnoodlemap

The relevant posts in Instagram with the aforementioned hashtag will be assessed during selection of winner. Participants are required to include comments in the photo stating their review and personal experience when making a post for this campaign.

  • Participants are required to set their Instagram profile to ‘public’ to enable the Organizer to view their submissions.
  • Participants are allowed to submit multiple entries with the condition that each entry is an original and not a duplicate of a previously posted photo.
  • The Organizer will not accept duplicates of entries.
  • Please note that it may take time for uploaded photos to be reflected in the Campaign website’s Japan Map.
  • The comment should be simultaneously posted with the participant’s photo. As stated previously, any uploaded photo without a comment is not eligible to win the prizes.

Judging Criteria

  • All submissions are subjected to the approval of the Organizer, who has the sole discretion to disqualify any submission, including but not limited to photographs which:
    1. contain obscene, provocative, objectionable, defamatory, inappropriate (comments included), or illegal content;
    2. contain content which is irrelevant to the Campaign;
    3. do not comply with the Terms and Conditions aforementioned; or
    4. are not original works of the participant.
    5. Re-posts of photos taken before the Campaign Period are not eligible for the contest.
  • Evaluation of content will include an assessment on how well the photograph, comments, and accompanying caption evoke emotion and describe the following:
    1. Content
    2. Creativity
  • All images submitted must be the original work of the individual participant and must not have been published elsewhere or have won a prize in any other photographic competition. It is the responsibility of each participant to ensure that any images submitted have been taken with the permission of any parties involved with the subject. The participant warrants that the photograph they are submitting is their own work and that they own the copyright for it.
  • Copyright in all images submitted in this competition remains with the respective participants. However, in consideration of them providing it for the Campaign, each participant grants a worldwide, irrevocable perpetual license to the Organizer to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their publications, including the Organizer’s websites, and/or in any promotional material connected to this Campaign.
  • The Organizer does not accept any liability for the publication of unlawfully reproduced images.

Use of Personal Information

  • Any collection, use, and disclosure of the participants’ personal data will be strictly in accordance with the Organizer’s Privacy Policy; a copy of which may be obtained from https://japanbyjapan.com/privacy-policy. By agreeing to participate in this Campaign, participants signify that they have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, the Organizer’s conditions of use in the website and the Organizer’s Privacy Policy.


  • The Organizer shall not be liable for any claims, losses, damages, injuries, and expenses suffered, sustained or incurred (including, but not limited to, indirect, consequential loss including death), or costs incurred due to unforeseen circumstances as a result of, or arising out of, or in any way connected with this Campaign.
  • The Organizer reserves the right to pursue legal action against any individual believed to have undertaken fraudulent activities or other activities harmful to this Campaign, the entry process or the relevant website.
  • If for any reason this Campaign is not capable of running as planned due to infection by computer viruses, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Organizer that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Campaign, the Organizer reserves the right, at sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Campaign.


If you have any inquiries regarding the campaign, please send an email to the e-mail address below. The Campaign office will get back to you as soon as possible.
Email: japanbyjapan@gmail.com

© Copyright 2018 Japan National Tourism Organization.

ICHIRAN Ramen Hakata-style Thin Noodle
Includes Original Spicy Red Seasoning

After years of trial and error, ICHIRAN, known to have done the most research in pork-bone broth than any other company in Japan, has perfected a souvenir worthy of its name. This signature ramen is developed in Hakata, agreeably the best of its kind in Japan. It’s a masterpiece of firm and smooth noodles in every slurp. The soup doesn’t have any unpleasant odors, entwined with the natural rich flavor of pork-bone soup – perfect for connoisseurs. Enjoy the harmony of flavors in the comfort of your home.

Allergen Information
Soup: wheat, pork, soy beans
Noodles: wheat
ICHIRAN’s Original Spicy Red Seasoning: None

Ramen awardICHIRAN RamenFukuoka/HakataFor 5 peoples

Azabu KYUTOKU Inaniwa Gyusuji (stewed beef tendons) Curry Udon

Udon Curry Soup with plenty of Japanese beef tendons.
Slow cooking stewed beef tendons infused in tasty udon curry soup, the tender beef melts in your mouth. The full flavoured soup that brings out the Japanese traditional taste of dashi, completes the udon in curry soup.
Made in traditional Akita style, enjoy Inaniwa’s raveling udon as it brings out the flavourful taste of luxuriousness.

Allergen Information
Wheat, Beef, Soy Beans, Chicken

Udon awardInaniwa Gyusuji Curry UdonAkitaFor 4 peoples

Asakusa Mugitoro Cha-Soba Noodle

Kaiseki restaurants are usually expensive. What if you can have kaiseki taste at home?
The Asakusa Mugitoro Cha-Soba is a type of dry buckwheat noodle made of a mixture of Shizuoka specialty Matcha (green tea) and yam. Savour this extravagant noodles with fragrance of Matcha.
The set comes with dry Cha-Soba with special made sauce, allowing you to enjoy it at home.

Allergen Information
Noodles: wheat, Soba
Soup: Soy Bean

Soba awardCha-Soba NoodleTokyo/AsakusaFor 5 peoples

ICHIRAN Dazaifu Sando




Shirakaba Sansou Ramen Republic


DOTONBORI KAMUKURA Kansai International Airport



Hi, I miss Kishimen #jbyjnoodlemap

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Ichidaigen Katsuta

#飞咯rie #linbuinjapan #jbyjnoodlemap It's always hard to decide between eating ramen or curry rice. So order both~

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Sato Yoske Shoten Flagship Store


Joudogahama Resthouse


Tokyo An Honten

Can't get enough of Nishin Soba! #jbyjnoodlemap

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Ginza Kagari




Teuchi Udon Kanouya


Ganso Nagahamaya


Shiroishi Zao Station


Suehiro Ramen Honpo Akita Sannou Honten


Uoichi Ramen Koubou


Sapporo Misono Ramen Republic


Showa Bussan


Ikaho Onsen


Ramen Suika S-PAL Fukushima

盛夏ラーメン。 冷たくて美味しかったです。 #jbyjnoodlemap #飞咯rie

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Aji no Ramen Akamon

first try on Hokkaido Ramen. yappari i prefer having hard noodles ne. #jbyjnoodlemap #linbuinjapan #飞咯rie

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Tsuruoka City Kamo Aquarium


Reimen Sakura

#盛岡冷面 Best eaten with yakiniku #jbyjnoodlemap #linbuinjapan #飞咯rie

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Kishimoto Shokudo

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‘This is soba?’ a question usually accompanied with a puzzled look – This was the most common reaction made by my visitors when they tried Okinawa soba for the first time. Staring at the thick yellow noodles, most people struggled with their understanding of traditional Japanese soba, the buckwheat noodles consumed in mainland Japan, and the so-called Okinawa soba. Despite sharing the name ‘soba’ with Japanese buckwheat noodles, Okinawa soba, made of wheat flour, looks and tastes vastly different from the Japanese soba that most people are familiar with. . . When I tried Okinawa soba for the first time, I was surprised by how the yellow noodles resemble the Chinese noodles I eat back in Singapore. There were no clear records explaining the history of Okinawa soba. According to some sources, Okinawa soba was consumed by the royalty during the Ryukyu kingdom period. In the late Meiji period, there were records of shops selling ‘shina soba’ or yellow noodles. During the Taisho period, Okinawa soba was sold in more shops. After the war, due to the increased supply of wheat rations by the military, Okinawa soba became a common dish. . . The most popular type of Okinawa soba is served with thick yellow noodles swimming in pork or bonito broth. The piping hot bowl of noodles is accompanied with the main cast – either juicy pieces of stewed pork belly (san mai niku/三枚肉) or pork spare ribs (soki/ソーキ). Other toppings such as fish cake, green onions and pickled ginger usually play important supporting roles. . . Introducing my favourite soba shop… the long-established Kishimoto shokudo (きしもと食堂) in Motobu, the northern part of Okinawa. . . . . . #whywendywrites #whywendyeats #jbyjnoodlemap #okinawa #沖縄 #beokinawa #okinawajapan #japan #japantravel #travelgram #passionpassport #travelblogger #travelphotographer #travelwriter #foodstagram #livetravelchannel #theglobewanderer #foodporn #okinawafood #okinawasoba #soba #shetravels #wanderer #japanesefood #traditionalfood #japanesenoodle #mondaymotivation

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Nakasu Food Stalls(Yatai)

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Grilled Hakata Ramen at Yatai Food Stall, Fukuoka #jbyjnoodlemap

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Ebi Soba Ichigen