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Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum, Ikeda

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Discover the home of instant noodles at Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum, a cultural institution dedicated to the ubiquitous fast food meal, accompaniment, and snack. Learn about the inventor of the world's first instant noodles, Monofuku Ando, and the thought processes and tools he used in order to make this foodstuff, now eaten all over the world. The museum introduces visitors young and old to the importance of imagination, science, and willpower, and even gives you the chance to make your own flavor of instant noodles in the onsite factory. With our custom trip planner, Ikeda attractions like Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Very small museum. But we get to make our own cup noodle which we can bring back. Our family enjoyed the whole process. A must go if you have kids. They will thoroughly enjoy the trip. However, it may...  more »
  • The museum is not huge but sufficient to excite both kids and adults. There is a wall of all sorts of instant noodles that ever made and even one that was made for astronaut to enjoy while exploring t...  more »
  • Awesome. Just awesome. So much is put into something I wouldn't usually think twice about - instant noodles. It's small, but interactive and fun (I think!) for all ages :) To learn a little more about...  more »
  • Highly recommend visiting here simply because of the price. Only 300yen to design and fill your own Instant Ramen cup, plus you can get a audio guide that provides English and Chinese translation since the majority of the museum is in Japanese. It does require a 2000yen deposit that is returned to you once return the guide. Short and excitedly fun and a great learning experience on the history of Ramen.
  • Interesting concept! Learnt about instant noodle making process and you can mix and match the soup base and ingredients to craft your own cup noodle! You can also choose to dine there with a variety of vending machines selling various cup noodles!
  • A very interesting place to visit for both the young and old. There are hands-on activities for everyone. You can see the various types of ramen and their packaging over the years.
  • If you love cup noodles and instant ramen because maybe you went to college once, please make a pilgrimage to the holy birthplace of the sweet nectar of life of which we call instant ramen. Not only do you get to customise your own cup noodle to take away, you get to learn about the genesis of the most important invention of mankind ever. And also instant ramen in space. Go.
  • Went there at the same time as a school excursion. As the only foreigners there we were celebrities, everyone wanted to try out their English on us. Teachers very apologetic, but a great experience to interact with the kids. The museum itself has a lot of great novelty value, lots of fun. Who the hell makes a museum to two minute noodles?