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The Best Guide to the Cup Noodles Museum Osaka Ikeda

We all know that instant noodles in Japan are super delicious, no matter what flavor you choose! But has it ever occurred to you that the particular ingredient you crave just isn’t in front of you? If that has ever been the case, come to the Cup Noodles Museum Osaka Ikeda (カップヌードルミュージアム 大阪池田)!

In this museum, you will learn about the history of instant noodles created in 1958 and the guy who invented the technology. The hut where the instant noodles were invented is also recreated in the museum.

For more information about the museum, refer to their English brochure HERE and/or their English website HERE.

Instant Noodles-Making at Cup Noodles Museum Osaka Ikeda

Besides the exhibits, you can create your cup of instant noodles and choose your soup base and ingredients! You can refer to HERE for the process.

If you want to make your own noodles, that is also possible! At their Chicken Ramen Factory, you can make the noodles from scratch, including the entire process of kneading, spreading, steaming, seasoning the wheat flour, and drying it with the flash-frying method!

Important: For our vegetarian friends, please note that while vegan ingredients can be added to your cup of noodles, all soup bases currently contain meat extract. For more information, please refer to the allergen information on their website HERE and translate using Google Chrome’s translation function at the right of the address bar. Their English website doesn’t have allergen information.

☛ If you don’t eat meat like us, check with the staff to see which seasoning contains chicken extract or other animal-derived ingredients and leave it out of the noodle-making process (^_-)-☆.
☛ Audio sets are available for you to borrow for 2,000 yen for the English guide in the museum (which will be refunded to you when you return the set).

Do I Need to Make a Reservation to Make Instant Noodles at Cup Noodles Museum Osaka Ikeda

  • A reservation is not required if you only want to make a cup of instant noodles by choosing the soup base and toppings. Numbered tickets are given out on the day.
    • Refer to HERE to check the availability.
  • A reservation is required to make noodles from scratch at their Chicken Noodles Factory.
    • Refer to HERE to make a booking.

Opening Hours, Admission Fee, and Access Information to Cup Noodles Museum Osaka Ikeda

  • The museum is open from 9:30 am to 16:30 pm daily except Tuesdays.
    • The last admission is at 15:30.
    • If Tuesday is a public holiday, the museum will be closed the next business day instead.
    • You can also refer to their calendar HERE if you want to be absolutely sure.
  • Entry is free. The cost of making your cup noodles is 500 yen.
  • If you want to make your chicken noodles, it will cost:
    • 1,000 yen for adults
    • 600 yen for elementary school students
  • Cup Noodles Museum Osaka Ikeda is a 5-minute walk from Hankyū Ikeda Station (阪急池田駅)

Discover Other Attractions in Ikeda City

Click the photo for information about other attractions in Ikeda!

The Cup Noodles Museum Osaka Ikeda isn’t the only great attraction in Ikeda City. If you have extra time to spend, you might want to stop by other amazing places, such as the scenic Suigetsu Park or a temple on the Kansai Flower Temple Route!

For more information, please refer to our article on Ikeda City!

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