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The Instant Ramen Museum

8-25 Masumicho, Ikeda 563-0041, Osaka Prefecture
+81 72-752-3484
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Ikeda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.5 of 5 stars 151 Reviews
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...
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Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Wed - Mon 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

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
63 helpful votes 63 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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47 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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Bangkok
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

this is the place where you can have fun and know how the first instant ramen was invented. Fun is you can create your own cup noodle, put all of your favourite ingredients in the cup and enjoy the best cup noodle ever.

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San Diego, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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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