Ramen in Japan is very popular even among tourists from overseas. Many ramen restaurants have ticket vending machines near the entrance where you can buy a ticket for your desired menu item and hand it to the staff to place your order. Many ticket vending machines do not accept credit cards or electronic money, so it is a good idea to have cash ready. In addition to ramen restaurants, there are other restaurants that require the purchase of a meal ticket. If you do not know how to use a ticket vending machine, please do not hesitate to ask the staff at the restaurant.