The Yokohama Cupnoodles Museum is Yokohama's second tribute museum to the noodle. The first is the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum (Tel: 045 471 0503) near Shin-Yokohama Station, the second is the more recent Cupnoodles Museum near Minato Mirai 21 on Shinko Island.
The modern Cupnoodles Museum (yes, the spelling is correct) opened in 2011 and is dedicated to the invention of instant ramen in a garden shed by Momofuku Ando (1910-2007) in Ikeda, Osaka in 1958 and the subsequent massive worldwide popularity of "cup ramen".
There's lots for visitors to see and do at the Cupnoodles Museum. Have a go at making Chicken Ramen (Ando's first innovation) from scratch or make your own ramen from 5,460 flavor combinations.
The Instant Noodles History Cube is a panel display with over 3,000 noodle product packages on show. You can also see a recreation of Ando's tiny garden shed where he worked on his inventions and a CG animated film on the history of instant noodles.
There are lots of opportunities too for sampling noodles in the Noodles Bazaar and the My Cup Noodles Factory.
Google map of the Cupnoodles Museum
Cupnoodles Museum (Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum)
2-3-4 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0001
Tel: 045 345 0918
Hours: 10am-6pm (Closed Tuesdays)
Admission 500 yen
Access: An 8-minute walk from Minatomirai Station on the the Minatomirai Line. © JapanVisitor.com
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