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The Instant Ramen Museum

8-25 Masumicho, Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture 563-0041, Japan
+81 72-752-3484
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Ikeda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Dedicated to ramen noodle cups, the museum showcases the mind-boggling number of instant ramen flavor variations that have come out over the years and... more » Owner description: Dedicated to ramen noodle cups, the museum showcases the mind-boggling number of instant ramen flavor variations that have come out over the years and a reproduction of the hut where Momofuku Ando first created them. « less
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San Francisco
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It is a small museum which tell the history of the Instant Ramen. The fun part is creating your own cup noodle and try different kind of cup noodle. Don't miss the little souvenir shop before you left as you can't find those items elsewhere.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We had a blast making the chicken ramen. We made the reservation 2 days before for a weekday reservation (500 yen each). It’s a very special experience, you start from the basics like kneading the flour, and you see how precise they are about making the ramen. Afterwards, you get to take home your own ramen and a souvenir. We... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The museum is not very large but lots of fun to see the different flavors that ever came out and a historical display of how it came about to its success today. You can of course design your very own cup by choosing the soup flavor and 4 toppings. The best part is being able to color and draw your... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

nice, bright space with an airy layout. informative stuff for the noodle geek in you. the noodle making session looks like fun if you can get a slot

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This is a short and cool stop on your list of attractions. It's close to a subway station, but make sure you take the right exit. Might want to ask the guard. It took about 1:15 total time. The bulk of it is waiting in line to design your cup and filled. (hint: there is a second line to make... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

If you are considering here, make sure you book for the making ramen course (if your overseas, please ring them) to book your place. It’s so much fun making the noodles, although it’s a guided process where they actually boil and fry the noodles, but everything else from rolling the dough, making the noodles and making the packaging is all... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Had an interesting time here, though it was crowded (on a Monday morning!!). As a foreigner, most if not all of us will have to take a plane back. You are NOT obliged to pump air into your bag lol. The top of your cup noodles read... Name: The World's One and Only Original Cup Noodles As there are plenty... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

If you're running out of things to do in Osaka, this place is a good place to consider going to. It's about 30-35 minutes away from Namba. It's quite fun, especially for people (usually East Asians) who dig their instant ramen and people who like to draw. I fit both categories. The museum itself is free. However, for 300 yen,... More

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

the location is a bit far from town and our Osaka Unlimited Pass does not cover all the way till Ikeda Station. So, we have to pay excess fare from Mikuni to Ikeda Station. It's easy to find and walking distance from Ikeda Station. You can have hands on experience on designing your cup noodle and select your own ingredient... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The ramen cup making stations were definitely a highlight. You also get to take away what you made in an attractive "bubble" package. Some of the historical exhibits were also very informative and fun. Worth the visit.

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