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Private Tour - A Tour to Discover the Essence of Innovation in Ikeda, Osaka

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US$ 108.52
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Stop At: CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA, 8-25 Masumicho, Ikeda 563-0041 Osaka Prefecture

A museum where you can learn about the history of instant noodles and the entrepreneur spirit of Momofuku Ando, the inventor of cup noodles. Don’t forget to prepare your own cup noodle here!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: チキチキ探検隊, 2 Masumicho, Ikeda, Osaka 563-0041, Japan

Chiki Chiki Tankentai: You will enjoy the modern cup noodle here, after learning the history of instant noodles. This spot, being the tourist information office of Ikeda city, doesn’t only give you information or sell souvenirs but it also serves creative cuisines of “Chicken Ramen” which is the first precooked noodles ever. They all taste good!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Shokuの店, 10-7 Sugaharachō, Ikeda, Osaka 563-0055, Japan

SHOKU: A shop where you can appreciate the mix of past and modern style. This shop is dealing with cloth and merchandise made from traditional Laotian handwoven cloth. The building itself is also attractive since it is renovated from a row house so that it has a nice mix of old-fashioned and modern style.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Ichizo Kobayashi Memorial Museum, 7-17 Tateishi-cho, Ikeda 563-0053 Osaka Prefecture

A Memorial Museum of the other honored inventor from Ikeda city. Ichizo Kobayashi has invented the whole railway facilities in Osaka as well as department stores and theaters along those lines. The concept of building railway facilities alongside other facilities along those lines was so new that the concept was also adopted in the Eastern area of Japan. It is not exaggerating to say that the Osaka you see today wouldn’t have been the same without him.

You will also like the beautiful interior decoration of the museum, the former residence of Ichizo Kobayashi.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Ikeda Castle, 3-19 Shiroyamachō, Ikeda, Osaka 563-0052, Japan

A spot where you can have the whole view of Ikeda city, the city Ichizo Kobayashi had developed, and even of Hyogo prefecture across a river.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Azuma, 6-17 Nishihonmachi, 西本町 Ikeda, Osaka 563-0059, Japan

An Udon, thick Japanese noodle, the restaurant that has been running for more than 150 years. It said to be the oldest Udon restaurant in Osaka. The special dishes popular among locals are “Sasame Udon”, thin noodles with thick soup, and “Kayakugohan”, boiled rice mixed with a lot of tasty ingredients.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Billiken, 〒563-0058, 6-19 栄本町 池田市 大阪府 563-0058, Japan

Honmachi shopping street: The shopping street that has thrived together with Ikeda city. There are facilities where you can feel the essence of civic culture such as “Rakugo Museum”, a theater for Japanese traditional comic storytelling, and “Ikedagofukuza”, a theater for performance for masses. Those old traditional buildings represent the history of the city’s prosperity.

Duration: 30 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Osaka Station, 3-chōme-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan
Return Details
Ikeda Station, 1 Sakaemachi, Ikeda, Osaka 563-0056, Japan
  • Private Tour
  • Tour Guide
  • Transportation and entrance fees
  • Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities
  • Entry/Admission - Ichizo Kobayashi Memorial Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Azuma
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Key Details
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Japanese
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