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Visit the birthplace of cup noodles, and even make your own

By GaijinPot

Visit Osaka’s Cup Noodles Museum to learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the staple of every broke college student’s diet.

The museum, just north of Osaka in Ikeda, celebrates the beloved instant food with quirky and colorful displays, interactive exhibits, and live factory demonstrations. Here’s what you need to know to experience this wacky niche museum for yourself.


An archway of Nissin Cup Noodle packaging and a larger than life cross-section of the inner workings of one such cup awaits visitors inside. Learn the history of this convenient food through the interactive timeline of instant noodles from their inception to the modern-day.

The displays and activities are so visually appealing that you don’t even need to understand Japanese to enjoy them.

The real reason most people visit here though is the My CUPNOODLES Factory which allows visitors to create their own cup with flavors and ingredients of their choice. Select your ramen preferences then watch an assembly line team package it for you.

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