We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Instant Ramen Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 8-25 Masumicho, Ikeda 563-0041, Osaka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 72-752-3484
Website
Today
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Wed - Mon 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Description: Dedicated to ramen noodle cups, the museum showcases the mind-boggling...
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 193 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 100
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
"Create your own cup-o-noodle!"

This was a super fun place to visit. The museum is free. It gives the history of the Nissin Cup O Noodle and has a wall full of their products and how it evolved. They do have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
alkeni
,
Monterey Park, California
Add Photo Write a Review

193 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Monterey Park, California
Level Contributor
124 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was a super fun place to visit. The museum is free. It gives the history of the Nissin Cup O Noodle and has a wall full of their products and how it evolved. They do have a film to watch too. It costs 300 yen to design your own cup and choosing 1 out of the 4 broths and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Level Contributor
412 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The instant ramen noodle was invented by Mr. Momofuku Ando, a Taiwanese-Japanese and the founder of today’s Nissin Food Products in this city of Ikeda, a small suburban municipality of Osaka, and his “Chikin Ramen” (Chicken (soup-flavoured) Ramen) was commercially sold for the first time in the world in 1958. That is why Nissin opened this “The Momofuku Ando Instant... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chinatown, Singapore
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Free admission unless you want to make your own cup noodle and/or noodle making experience. There are two sessions for the noodle making experience. We signed up for the 2:30pm session, so we arrived at about noon. We finished making our cup noodle within an hour and didn't want to wait till 2:30pm, the staff were nice enough to refund... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

It is a very interesting activity and suitable for family. My son and I worked as a team to make instant ramen from flour. Although the workshop was conducted in Japanese, we can follow the demo easily. The helpers there wete really helpful and I would recommend my friends to try.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I heard about instant ramen museums thanks to the film, The Ramen Girl! After learning that there is a Ramen museum in Yokohoma, I thought it would be a really nice to see a Ramen museum. Then, I came up with the Instant Ramen Museum in Osaka!-closer to place where I live in Japan. It is in the northern part... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
46 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Aside from the fact that its free entry, this ramen museum is an interactive one that got everyone really into ramen. Was skeptical about visiting museum as I'm not really fan of one, but this museum proves to be otherwise! A considerably small museum in comparison to the typical national museum style, this place is suitable for young and old... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

When I heard there was an instant ramen museum, I was instantly intrigued because I love museums dedicated entirely to one, seemingly mundane, thing. It was a very short walk from the Hankyu Ikeda station, and as soon as we entered it was all things Cup Noodle. Admission is free, although if you want to make your own instant ramen... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Didn't take too long to get here from the main attractions of Osaka, and we thought this might a fun thing to do. I came here with my partner, the whole thing is basically free apart from the 300Y cup that you get to personalise and take home which is the best 300Y I've spent in a long time. I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Was quite hesitant to visit the ramen museum at first as I thought it could a waste of time due to our tight schedule at Osaka. But luckily we decide to make a trip down and it was so fun! A short 10mins walk from Hankyu Ikeda station with signages along the way to lead to the museum. Gotta keep... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Cebu City, Philippines
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Designing your own instant ramen cup and choosing its contents is the highlight the museum! I also appreciated the English audio guides. Buy the only found in Japan instant ramen for 1600 yen! You can design multiple cups to give to your loved ones back home.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed The Instant Ramen Museum also viewed

Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
 
Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
 

Been to The Instant Ramen Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Instant Ramen Museum

Address: 8-25 Masumicho, Ikeda 563-0041, Osaka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 72-752-3484
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Osaka Prefecture  >  Ikeda
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Instant Ramen Museum and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Singapore, Singapore
7 months ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from The Instant Ramen Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?