Cup Noodles Museum Osaka
The Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum in Osaka is also known as the Cup Noodles Museum. It’s located just 5 minutes walk from the Ikeda subway station.
The instant noodles that we love today was first invented by Momofuku Ando in Osaka and Nissin Foods was the first company to create and distribute the noodles to the masses.
To celebrate this amazing innovation, the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum was opened in 2011 for the public to understand the history and significance of this iconic food.
The highlight of the museum is the MyCup Noodles Factory which you can customised and personalised your own cup noodles.
Walking in the museum, on the left there is a gift shop where every merchandise proudly boasts the instant ramen. While on your right you can catch a huge wall of instant ramen boxes where you can see the evolution of different types of the ramen.
You can then immerse yourself with the various visual representations of milestones of Momofuku Ando and his journey to the success of his wonderful creation.
Next, head to the MyCup Noodles Factory to create your own personalised bowl of instant ramen.
First need to pay ¥300 at the machine and receive an empty cup noodle. You will need to sanitised your hands and proceed to the section to personalised your cup noodle – you can write or draw on the cup.
Next, head to the packing station and the noodle will be added to the cup. Pick your soup flavour and choose four toppings. Finally your cup noodles will be sealed and you can bring your unique cup noodles home.
Customised Noodles: ¥300
Ramen Making Workshops: ¥500 per adult and ¥300 per child
Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum
Address: Yubinbango 563-0041 Osaka, Ikeda Masumi-cho 8-25
Tel: (072) 752-3484
Opening Hours: 9.30am – 4pm (closed on Tuesdays)
How to get there:
From Namaba station, take the Midosuji line and get off at Umeda station (4 stops), then change to the Hankyu-Takarakzuka line and get off at Ikeda Station (5 stops). Head southeast and exit the station, you will walk pass Holly’s Coffee, then a Sushi restaurant and turn right and walk straight down to the road to the Cup Noodles Museum (500m)