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The Instant Ramen Museum

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Address: 8-25 Masumicho, Ikeda 563-0041, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 72-752-3484
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09:30 - 15:30
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Wed - Mon 09:30 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Have your own version of noodle cup

Located within walking distance from Ikeda, Osaka. Good place for kids after visiting too many shrine . :) Just a 300 yen fees to make your own version of Instant cup noodle by... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located within walking distance from Ikeda, Osaka. Good place for kids after visiting too many shrine . :) Just a 300 yen fees to make your own version of Instant cup noodle by drawing on the cup. Then, you will choose your own ingredient of your cup noodle and go through steps by steps the packaging process. When your own... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum shows the very first instant noodles in the world and various types of different noodles in the old times. There are lot's of videos showing the history and how instant noodles was invented too, kinda interesting but it's lack of English explanation and showing only Japanese words which I couldn't understand much. Also, don't expect that this a... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its not a very big place. There is the museum part, which shows the process of how Momofuku developed the idea and method to manufacture the cup ramen. As well as a small theatre showing the story of how he came up with the idea (in Japanese only - but you could kinda figure out what was going on from... More 

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Oakland, California, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is definitely out of the way and there also isn't much to do here other than this museum. However, it was still a really cool and fun experience!! Who doesn't want to custom make their own cup o' noodle? You first purchase your cup through a machine, then you decorate it with markers that are provided, after that you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From Osaka jump on the train out to the burbs, takes about 20 minutes, follow the signs or ask someone which direction to museum, about a 5 minute walk down the street on the right, can't miss it. We were warmly welcomed, and happy to find it's free entry. It took about 45 mins total and isn't huge but it's... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was just FUN,,FUN...FUN...i think i had more fun than the kids that was on a excursion....made two(2) custom-made Cup of Noodles by adding my own ingredients...then vacuum package it to avoid damage...the process was easy to do and staff was very helpful ...Lot of History you learn about this family and its factory.....WELL WORTH IT....

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

There's only so much you can expand on the history of instant noodles, so the museum part wasn't that big. The most popular attraction was to decorate and compose your own cup noodle, which you' then have to carry the rest of the day in an inflatable bag.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Took the trip out here to visit the museum whilst staying in Osaka. Lots of school groups with young children but lots of fun!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

the museum is small and all in japanese, but the display tunnel of instant noodles was the highlight. another major draw is the instant ramen factory, where you can design your own cup noodle and customise the ingredients inside (choose any 4) for only 300 yen. watching the whole process from just the empty cup to the final packaging was... More 

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Nanjing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

7/13 - Last day in Kansai region, we left early in the morning to visit Ikeda, our destination is the famous Instant Ramen Museum (Japanese called it Momokufu Andon Museum). Ikeda is probably 30 mins away from our hotel (transit at Umeda Hankyu Station) using Hankyu Rail. The museum is about 20 mins by foot. The museum contains the entire... More 

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