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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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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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Get audio guide - displays are all Japanese

Although I would really like to read about Mr Ando's story, the displays are all in Japanese, including the short movie they have. They do however have the English audio guide for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Seremban, Malaysia
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Seremban, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although I would really like to read about Mr Ando's story, the displays are all in Japanese, including the short movie they have. They do however have the English audio guide for free (with 2,000Y refundable deposit) but I do not enjoy audio guides as much as reading. That aside, making your own ramen is definitely worth the 20 minutes... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as a couple on a weekday afternoon. The last diy experience is at 3:30pm, so be there on time! I guess it was not very crowded so we were each allowed to have two ramen. You purchase the cup at the vending machine (300yen each) then proceed to sanitize your hands and there will be someone to explain... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made a train trip from Osaka specifically for this. Surrounded by little kids but didn't matter. Was super fun to take photos with the giant cup of instant ramen. And even though the line up was long, it's still worth going through the 'making your own cup of ramen' process. You need some change to put into the vending machine... More 

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

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 8 February 2017

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 7 February 2017

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 25 January 2017

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 23 January 2017

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 20 January 2017 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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