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Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Review

Cup Noodle Museum Yokohama Review

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.

Cup Noodles Museum

Admission fees

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

Museum

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.

Cup noodles timeline
Cup noodles timeline
Cup noodles timeline
Ippudo instant ramen

The timeline culminates in a massive wall of instant noodles from around the world.

Wall of cup noodles

The museum highlights the story of Momofuku Ando, the founder of Cup Noodles, through the use of video, images and interactive displays.

Replica of Momofuku Ando’s Work Shed
Cup noodle art

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.

My CUPNOODLES Factory

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
My CUPNOODLES Factory
Cup Noodles toppings
My CUPNOODLES Factory
My custom cup noodle
My custom cup noodle

CUPNOODLES Park

This interactive playground allows children to envision themselves as noodles going through the Cup Noodles factory.

Noodles Bazaar

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.

Chicken ramen shop
Laksa shop
Lan Zhou beef noodle shop

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!

Cup Noodle soft serve – soy sauce flavour

Museum Shop

Don’t forget to stop by the gift shop to purchase some unique souvenirs including all different kinds of cup noodles and merchandise.

Verdict

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
Yokohama
Kanagawa 231-0001
Japan

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