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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Palo Alto
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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34 helpful votes 34 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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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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Singapore, Singapore
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34 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Been to both now and I must say that I enjoyed the one in ikeda more. It's rudimentary compared to the one in yokohama with its advantage: much smaller crowd. The information/ticketing counter doubles up as the souvenir shop. Queue for the cup decoration is much shorter. There is however no play ground nor noodle restaurant where you can try... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Audio for English is provided at counter free. Small museum depicting the origin of cup noodles. Highlight is to buy and design your own self-created flavour cup noodles at the end of the tour. Recommend to book ahead for the workshop upstairs, to make cup noodles from scratch, beginning from flour. Very cute souvenirs to buy at the counter. At... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The museum has no admission chargers, it's FREE! The exhibits are fun and you can also make your own Cup Noddle. Step 1: Purchase a Cup Noodle cup at 300yen Step 2: Decorate your Cup with Colour Markers Step 3: Choose 4 toppings and a Soup base for your noodle Step 4: Watch the sealing process of your Cup Noodle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

It is a 15 minute walk from Ikeda Station. We went on the first we will in ikeda. But it is closed on Tuesday! Went there on Wed, had whale of a time painting the cups and making the cup noodles. Definitely a must go place for family or just with friends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had a whale of a time at the museum. Friendly staff who made the establishment a resounding success, despite the fact that we can't understand Japanese. Very affordable cooking class for 500Yen for adult and 300Yen for children. Immensely popular so book the ramen-making class *way ahead* through your hotel concierge.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

You can finally dispel all those rumors about Ramen noodles being bad for you. Here is a nice little museum that is jazzed up with Ramen memorabilia going back more than half a century. Disney-esque, like world of tomorrow theme, with a theatre, a restaurant, a live kitchen where you can make the noodles, and more. I went with a... More 

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