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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
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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 a reproduction of the hut where Momofuku Ando first created them.

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This place was awesome! Most everything is in Japanese as far as the information and history, but making your own noodles and seeing how they do it is the best part really. Plus you can take a photo with a giant plastic cup of noodles ha. Free admission, and just 300 to make your own cup of noodles. It's pretty... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Very interesting to learn about the history and the evolution of instant noodles. There is no Admission fee. You get to make your own instant noodles at a small price as a souvenir. The museum is only a short walk from Ikeda Station.

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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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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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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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