Japan: Cup Noodle Museum

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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

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A very spacious Apple-esque entrance:

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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)!

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Similar to the Osaka museum, there’s a wall showcasing hundreds of different cup noodles since the beginning.

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There are various fun photo ops:

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Like the Osaka museum, the best part is personalizing your own cup noodle.  Start by paying for a cup from the vending machine:

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Then decorate your cup:

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Pick your soup base powder and 4 toppings:

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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.