Cup Noodles Museum located in Yokohama showcases instant ramen through fun, interactive displays.
Museum Opening Hours
The museum is open everyday except Tuesday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, with last admissions at 5:00 pm. Make sure to check the Museum website here for the most up to date hours.
Admission fee to the museum is only 500 yen but certain attractions have additional fees.
Chicken Ramen Factory: Elementary school students 300 yen / Adult (Junior high school students and older) 500 yen. After 1st April 2020, the price will increase to 500 yen and 800 yen.
My CUPNOODLES Factory: 300 yen for each cup noodle. After 1st April 2020, the price will increase to 400 yen.
CUPNOODLES Park: 300 yen for 30 minutes. After 1st April 2020, the price will increase to 400 yen.
Most of the attractions utilise 100 yen coins for the tickets, so I would recommend bringing some cash with you!
How to get there
The Cup Noodles Museum can be found near the Yokohama waterfront area. The nearest train station is Minatomirai and is 8 minutes away by foot.
Exhibitions & Attractions
The museum is split over several levels and starts with a timeline of cup noodles beginning with the invention of the Chikin Ramen in 1958.
The timeline culminates in a massive wall of instant noodles from around the world.
The museum highlights the story of Momofuku Ando, the founder of Cup Noodles, through the use of video, images and interactive displays.
My CUPNOODLES Factory
One of the most popular attractions at the museum is the My CUPNOODLES Factory, which lets visitors customize their very own Cup Noodles! Due to the popularity, you will need to get a reservation ticket when you purchase your entrance ticket.
Once it’s your time to make your own Cup Noodles, you’re be directed to a row of vending machines that dispenses the Cup Noodles container. Afterwards, you can customise your Cup Noodles by:
- Drawing/colouring your Cup Noodles container
- Picking the soup flavour
- Selecting 4 toppings
This interactive playground allows children to envision themselves as noodles going through the Cup Noodles factory.
After learning so much about Cup Noodles, visitors are probably getting a little hungry, luckily there’s a food court called Noodles Bazaar on the top level of the museum. The Noodles Bazaar is decorated to resemble an Asian night market complete with traffic sounds.
There’s a total of 8 noodle stands, each representing a different country, to order from and they offer a half sized serving for 300 yen. In order to purchase from the stands, you will need to insert 100 yen coins in the ticket machines located in front of each stand.
Apart from noodles, there’s also a drinks/dessert stand that sells one the most unique desserts I’ve seen – soy sauce flavoured soft serve in a mini Cup Noodle!
Don’t forget to stop by the gift shop to purchase some unique souvenirs including all different kinds of cup noodles and merchandise.
If you plan on exploring Yokohama, make sure to visit the Cup Noodles Museum for a delicious, interactive time!
Cup Noodles Museum
2 Chome-3-4 Shinko, Naka Ward
Chris Waghorn - Sydney Food Blogger and BeyondDecember 16, 2020 at 5:34 pm
This is amazing!