Cup Noodles Museum Osaka Ikeda
Cup Noodles were invented in Osaka in 1971, giving instant ramen its humble beginnings in the city. To experience the interactive history of a food that has travelled beyond borders, and has even defied gravity (a version was made that could be eaten in space), visit the Cup Noodles Museum. Here, you can learn about Momofuku Ando, the man behind the snack, and make your very own noodles and packaging. Before you leave, don’t forget to stop by the tasting room to stock up on limited-edition instant ramen products. While admission to the museum itself is free, entrance to the Chicken Ramen Factory and the My Cup Noodles Factory require a small fee. Some of the signs don’t have English translations, but there is an English audio guide app that you can download before your visit. The app provides translations for everything and gives additional information about the history of Cup Noodles.