Exhibitions & Attractions
Make Chicken Ramen by hand in the factory. Enjoy the entire process of kneading, spreading, steaming and seasoning the wheat flour and drying it with the flash frying method.
Create your own completely original CUPNOODLES package, which is unavailable anywhere else in the world. For the cup that you design, select your favorite soup from among four varieties as well as four toppings from among 12 varieties.
This is a faithful recreation of the work shed where Chicken Ramen, the world's first instant noodles, was invented.
The story of the invention of instant noodles, the growth of this new industry, and the value of intellectual property are displayed graphically and chronologically.
Enhance your understanding of instant noodles while enjoying various quizzes related to instant noodles.
Interactive theater in the shape of CUPNOODLES. Anecdotes of inspiration that lead to the invention of the world’s first cup-type instant noodles, CUPNOODLES and its manufacturing process, etc., are introduced using powerful, large-screen visual images.
This colorful exhibit depicts the worldwide popularization of instant noodles using annual consumption figures of various countries and CUPNOODLES packages from around the world.
Momofuku Ando's achievements and his words during his life are introduced through visual images, along with the exhibition of testimonials and actual medals awarded to him.
This exhibit displays the instant noodles lineup that started with Chicken Ramen. Approximately 800 product packages shows how a single product introduced more than a half-century ago grew into a global dietary culture.
In addition to popular favorites like Chicken Ramen and CUPNOODLES, products that are not usually sold in Osaka, such as products sold only in limited areas of Japan, can be purchased from vending machines and enjoyed in the dining area.
The shop features original goods from the CUPNOODLES MUSEUM and other items related to instant noodles. Many of the limited items in the shop are unavailable anywhere else.
We will close at 14:30 on Dec.7 due to special training event for the “National Cross Country Relay for Elementary School Children” sponsored by The Japan Association of Athletics Federation.
We will finish celling cups for the “My CUPNOODLES Factory” at 13:30.
Thank you for your understanding.
Opening and Closing days during the New Year’s Holidays for the CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA are as follows:
Museum Close-Monday, December 30-Thursday, January 2, 2020
Closed for Maintenance-Tuesday, January 14-Thursday, January 16, 2020
・Reservations to participate in the Chicken Ramen Factory workshop for
Monday, March 30-Thursday, April 2 can be made from 10AM on Friday, January 3, 2020.
Wednesday, April 15-Thursday, April 16 can be made from 10AM on Friday, January 17, 2020.
・For those making reservations by phone, please note that it might take a while for your call to get through due to the large number of calls we are expected to receive.
・Phone reservations will not be accepted on closing days.
・Reservations to participate in the Chicken Ramen Factory workshop sessions on the Internet to be held up to three months in advance will be accepted even when the museum is closed.
・Any inquiries sent to us during our closing days will be answered on the next opening day.
9:30 – 16:30 (Last admission is at 15:30)
- Non-Business Days: Tuesday (in case Tuesday is a National Holiday, the following day will be a non-business day), Year-end through New Year Holidays
Free of charge
- Fees are charged at some facilities in the museum.
Map & Directions
Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum, Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Ikeda Station on the Hankyu Takarazuka Line
approximately a 20 min. ride from Hankyu Osaka-umeda Station via express train.
The museum is approximately a 5 min. walk from the Masumi-cho Homen Exit.