Are you a big fan of Ramen? Then why not try CUP NOODLES MUSEUM to learn the secret of cup noodle and to make one-of-a-kind ramen by yourself? A Japanese food company Nissin opened a unique museum for Ramen.
The museum shows the 40 year product history as well as founder's creativity, by exhibiting 3,000 kinds of cup noodle packages and recreates Mr. Ando Momofuku's humble research facility. At "My Cup Noodle Factory," you can make your own cup noodle out of 5,460 choices. "Cup Noodles Park" will be a perfect playground for kids where they can experience the manufacturing process of Cup Noodle. And of course you can enjoy global varieties of noodles in the contemporarily designed museum restaurant!
For more information, please visit Cup Noodles Museum (Japanese Only) or Yokohama Visitor's Guide.
Believe it or not, this is not the first Ramen Museum in Japan. Before the newly opened Cup Noodle Museum, there were two more Ramen museums.
Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum was the first Ramen Museum in the world, opened in 1994. The museum is designed to conjure images of Tokyo in the 1950s, when Ramen became wide spread. You will not only learn the history of ramen, but also experience the lifestyle of the day. They have eight ramen vendors inside the museum representing different areas from Sapporo to Fukuoka. Can't eat that much? Don' worry. All the vendors are happy to serve a small portion so you can try as many as possible.
Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum http://www.raumen.co.jp/ramen/
Another ramen museum, Instant Ramen Museum was opened by Nissin in 1999 in Ikeda City in northern Osaka, commemorating the place as the birthplace of Cup Noodle. Visitors can make their own cup noodle or try making "Chicken Noodle" (reservation is needed) just like the Cup Noodles Museum in Yokohama.
Instant Ramen Museum: http://www.nissin-noodles.com/english.htm
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