While in Japan, the birthplace of cup noodles, we made our own Instant Noodles / Cup Noodles at the Cup Noodles Museum in Osaka Ikeda.
Cup Noodles, although not the healthiest food one can eat, is a staple food at home. It is single-serve, easy to cook and eat, and you can even bring it on travels.
After our brunch at Pokemon Go, we headed to the Cup Noodles Museum.
✈️ Travel Tip: you can leave your luggage at the hotel front desk/concierge so you are free to roam around the city before the flight.
This is Day 5 of our Osaka, Japan Travel, you can check out:
Day Zero: Manila to Osaka
Day 1: Universal Studios Japan
Day 2: Day Trip to Kyoto
Day 3: Day Trip to Kobe
Day 4: Around Osaka
How to Get to Cup Noodles Museum
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.
✈️ Travel Tip: check out the cute Tourism Office slash Cafe right at the corner of the street. It sells Chicken Nuggets Covered with Fried Noodles. Yum!
Inside the Cup Noodles Museum
Inside the Cup Noodles Museum, you can check out different exhibitions and attractions.
Some of the displays are interactive, although language is Japanese, the exhibitions are easy to understand and appreciate. I especially love the Instant Noodles Tunnel.
We also checked the Cup Noodles Drama Theater where we learned more about the history of cup noodles.
There are 2 different activities that you can join in: the Chicken Ramen Factory and My Cup Noodles Factory.
The Chicken Ramen Factory is a scheduled session where you can learn the entire process of kneading, spreading, steaming and seasoning wheat flour.
While the My Cup Noodles Factory is a fun and popular activity where you can make your own cup noodles – from the design and flavor/toppings.
Make Your Own Cup Noodles
The uniquely Japan experience is so worth it! Imagine you can create your own cup noodles that you can take home. You can design the cup, choose your favorite soup variant and select 4 toppings from 12 varieties. You can basically create 5,460 flavors!
We paid JPY 500 (around Php 250) for a cup which is available via the vending machine.
We proceeded to the design area where we could draw, write and personalized our cups. I went for simple design.
My shirt from BTS Idol Collection Merch was matchy-matchy with the activity. Minimalist artist. 🤣
Then, we proceeded to select our soup flavor and toppings. I chose, Seafood Noodles with Hiyoko-chan fish cake, Crab-flavored fish cake, Nazo Niku(minced pork) and Corn. I would have wanted to add Cheese and Egg but toppings are limited to 4.
It is an open kitchen so we saw how it is packed and sealed.
To make it more fun to carry around as a souvenir, you can shrink-wrap the cup and add ties as a handle.
The Personalized Cup Noodles have a shelf-life of 30 days.
I recently opened and ate my Personalized Cup Noodles, and it tasted a lot better compared to the ones sold in the market. I wish we could make a dozen in just one visit.
It was a fun activity to do before we head off to the airport.
I hope you enjoy my Osaka, Japan Travel Diary.
Until the next adventure!