Visiting the Instant Ramen Museum – Birthplace of Cup Noodle

Visiting the Instant Ramen Museum – Birthplace of Cup Noodle, Osaka, Japan (B)

When visiting a new city for the first time I like to get a feel for the place through a locals eyes. This gets me a sense of what to see and do next. As I messed the meeting point for my Osaka walking tour (not my first travel goof of the year) and ended up on the self guided tour of the city, I was left to figure out what to do on my own. While flipping through a local tourist map I came across the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum in nearby Ikeda.

Visitors are taken through the history of Ramen noodle and are even allowed to make their own custom cup.

The Instant Ramen Museum is located in Ikeda, the very town the instant noodle was invented in. Getting there is an easy commuter train ride away. 

The Instant Ramen Museum is said to be geared towards children however I found it fascinating.What does that say about me?

With a history of how Mr. Momofuku Ando created the instant Ramen noodle told through series of interesting displays, a recreation of his laboratory and a film, there is something for all ages. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Visiting the Instant Ramen Museum – Birthplace of Cup Noodle
Guide Location: Japan » Osaka
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Shaun Robertson
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