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The Instant Ramen Museum, Ikeda
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Discover the home of instant noodles at The 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 The 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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  • It's a must go in Osaka for all instant noodle lovers.. you can design your own instant noodle but be sure you have a backpack to have this in your bag because after making your own cup noodles, it wi...  more »
  • Previous original noodles to draw a bit more space was wide. Brought family friends recently, many foreigners, who came from Germany and also very fun. Also come to think before painting Cup is always the same so is much the same, but should be fun. Sold in Kansai, may also envisage that local taste. Instant noodle making the reservation is on the second floor. Outstanding experience here (lol), the exhibition features lineup ever of the exhibit's highlight. Is a happy child, please feel free to make money instead of worrying local tourist attractions.
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  • Visit because it had been introduced in the book of the trip Advisor. Thou shalt not underestimate the power of free facilities is from. It is anyway in adult-only facilities. Is visited without booking, instant ramen is, of course, good luck chicken noodle making experience also helped. Place aside, but visits was around father's day, so one of my father's Day present, surprisingly pleased.
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  • If you've ever been to the Coke Museum in Atlanta, this is kind of like that.... only with ramen! The museum is hokey, but you do get to design a personal cup ramen, where you can pick the ingredients and draw your own images on the cup. It's really a novelty, but it is free. The tourist shop is fairly expensive. Not a bad place to visit and fairly easy to travel to, but nothing too special.
  • Go early beat the school kids rush! Making your own noodles is fun. If you're Australian avoid adding the meat options to get it through customs.
  • Nissin museum is a lot of fun for about an hour or two; best part is the "make your unique taste and design your cup". It's a true 7-77 activity for families, especially with young children. When in the area, take the time visiting it.
  • Had much more fun than expected. Very cool learning about instant Ramen history but best part was making your own. 300 yen only, closes 30 mins before close. Audio guide available in all languages for free. Definitely worth a visit!
  • The main draw here is making your own Cup Noodle and you'll probably see plenty of people with their Cup Noodle air packages as you walk towards the museum. Fun for all ages as you design your cup(s), choose your ingredients and seal in air packages. Staff are friendly and well organised.