If you love instant noodles, there’s the original Instant Ramen Museum in Osaka. Good news, they’ve opened a new one closer to Tokyo in Yokohama. It’s the Cup Noodle Museum!
Address: 2-3-4 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0001 Japan
Admission: Adults: 500 yen
A very spacious Apple-esque entrance:
Here’s a chart of most consumed cup noodles in the world…China/Hong Kong leads the pack with 3 times as much as Indonesia (second place), and 8 times as much as Japan (3rd place)!
Similar to the Osaka museum, there’s a wall showcasing hundreds of different cup noodles since the beginning.
There are various fun photo ops:
Like the Osaka museum, the best part is personalizing your own cup noodle. Start by paying for a cup from the vending machine:
Then decorate your cup:
Pick your soup base powder and 4 toppings:
Time to vacuum seal it up:And there you have it, your very own cup noodle to take home!!
Hungry Cactus’ Verdict: A
Learning about the history of cup noodles at the Cup Noodle Museum has given me a greater appreciation for this popular snack/meal. Always fun to personalize my one of a kind cup noodle. Highly recommended.