I have relatives and friends in Japan and whenever they come home to visit I always get lots of Nissin Cup Noodles as pasalubong (among others). I love it so much that I buy them in Shopwise even though it’s pricey as compared to regular cup noodles. The taste is just different eh, diba??
Anyway, my travel buddy Kim planned this visit as part of our itinerary and I was very excited to know more about the cup noodles I have grown to love.
Located in Yokohama, Nissin’s Cup Noodles Museum is not just informative but very fun and engaging too! Not only do you get to “make your own cup noodles” in the My Cup Noodle Factory, you also get to walk inside a replica of the original shed where Momofoku Ando first created instant ramen back in 1958.
The Instant Ramen History Cube:
We arrived at the museum a little after lunch and sadly, the slots for the noodle factory are already full so we didn’t get to try them! So as a tip, make sure to come early so you can get to take home a personalized cup noodle from the noodle factory!
My Cup Noodles Factory:
While it felt like I was in a class trip, I truly enjoyed the exhibits and the short film. Also, they give you a set of headphones with an option for English language so someone is explaining everything you see while you explore the museum.
Replica of where instant ramen was discovered:
Momofoku Ando – the father of instant ramen:
When you’re in Tokyo do not miss this experience, it’s truly one of a kind!!!
(Formal name: Ando Momofuku Hatsumei Kinenkan)
Shin-Minato 2-3-4 Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Tel: 045 345 0918
Open: 10:00-18:00 (last entry 17:00)
Closed Tuesday (or the next day if Tuesday is a public holiday)
Entrance fee: 500 yen (free for high school students and below)
*Extra fees: My Cup Noodle Factory, 300 yen per serving
Chicken Ramen Factory (primary school students 300 yen, junior high and above 500 yen)