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The Instant Ramen Museum

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Address: 8-25 Masumicho, Ikeda 563-0041, Osaka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 72-752-3484
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9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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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.
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Fun for adults and kids

Make your own customised instant noodles! Design the cup, choose your ingredients and soup base. Very fun experience. Highly recommend everyone to visit and make your own instant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Make your own customised instant noodles! Design the cup, choose your ingredients and soup base. Very fun experience. Highly recommend everyone to visit and make your own instant noodles. Never seen the curry soup base in retail shops and that was very yummy! Note: Do bring a huge bag to put your instant noodle packet or do not inflate the... More 

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Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This will be a very interesting place to visit for the kids especially the chance to decorate their very own Nissin Cup Noodle. The low admission fee helps too!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We ventured out to experience this, not expected too much, but had a really good time. Unfortunately we were too late for the factory tour which you have to book for, but I think the cup noodle making would be the highlight anyway. It wasn't too straight forward finding the factory from Ikeda Station, but once you're on the right... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Who doesn't love instant noodles?! I highly recommend this museum and doing all the activities. We pre booked via the website (about a month out) for the hands on Chicken Ramen Workshop. What a fun experience. ¥500 per person (and recommended to be done in pairs) we learnt how to make the first ever instant noodle product. We got to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Compared to the one in Yokohama whixh cost 300yen entrance free, this one in Osaka is free, unless you want to choose your own ramen concoction which cost 300 yen or Make your own ramen from scratch which cost 500 yen. We tried the makr your own ramen. It was fun making the instant noodles from flour and water and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Must book a noodle making workshop. Call ahead to book they speak decent English, then arrive on time and check-in at reception. Workshops are 2 hours long and you get to take home what you've made (packaged) as well as their bandana as souvenir. The location requires travelling but we really enjoyed the experience and looking at the history. If... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Super modern museum which I had to visit since I worked at their manufacturing plant in California many years ago. You get to see how the instant ramen phenomenon started and lots of old packaging is on display. The highlight of course is the "make your own" cup o'noodle which is alot of fun. The "restaurant" on site is really... More 

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Honolulu
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161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A small museum which highlights the invention of instant ramen by Mr. Ando. You can purchase an empty noodle cup and draw a personalized design, select your own flavor and condiments and have your cup packed and sealed in plastic for take-home by the staff. There is no fee to enter the museum but you optionaly pay for your own... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This place is very cool. Although you’ll be surrounded by school kids, it’s still fun and informative for adults. I think it was 500 yen to go in, and you can get a free English auto guide if you put down a deposit, which is returned to you when you return the audio guide. I learned how instant noodles were... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The museum has a clean outlook and a good place to see how the instant/cup noodle's packaging has been transformed through the ages. The only problem is it is out of the way from Umeda. I would not border to go all the way from Umeda if I knew it. More appropriate for young children who might be interested to... More 

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