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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 13 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Had fantastic time here, totally worth the trip. You get to design your own Ramen cup , with your own noodle recipe. I have eaten my noodle since i came back from the trip but have kept the cup as souvernir

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Highlight of my trip to Osaka!! Even though The Instant Ramen Museum was out of central Osaka, it was really worth the time and effort to go visit this place. Was pretty easy making our way to the museum though it's still quite a short walk away from Ikeda station, next to housing estates (I think). Free entrance unlike the... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

it is a strange place - most of it underground - but the veraity of Ra,en stands is a fullfillment of the promise. take an hour plus to visit the place, prepare yourself for a lot of soup. the ambience is great but strange - as Japan is as a whole/

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Located a bit outside of Osaka area, only 10 minutes by walk from Ikeda Train Station, to enter the museum is free. It is very attractive and interesting. It tells the 56 years long history of instant noodle in the Instant Ramen Tunnel- from its first product till present. You can also watch the history in a small theater. By... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The museum itself is completely free! Was really cool to see a whole wall dedicated to a timeline of the different cups of noodles throughout the years. Towards the back of the museum, you can make your very own cup noodles for just 300 yen! Completely worth the experience! Pros: Free entry to museum Only 300yen to make your own... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Whilst this is a small museum, it is free-entry for all and offers classes (in Japanese only) and experience to make your own cup noodles (300 yen at my last visit). Great way to spend 1-2 hours and to understand the history of all things instant noodles

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San Francisco
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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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