Cup Noodles Museum, Yokohama, Japan

Two attractions you cannot miss in Yokohama is the Cup Noodles Museum and the Shin Yokohama Raumen Museum which will be discussed in a separate post.

At the Cup Noodles Museum, you can experience making your own cup noodles to bring home. The museum displays the history of all the instant noodles ever made! Momofuku Ando invented the first chicken ramen in 1958. This is the chicken noodle ramen I buy today! The center is for an egg and you can just pour hot water without boiling it. I prefer to boil it so it’s piping hot. It is also seasoned already and it doesn’t come with a package of dried powder seasoning.

Momofuku then invented the cup noodle in 1971.

First, you purchase a cup and you can decorate it any way you like with felts. Then, you go fill the cup with the instant noodle at the factory and choose your ingredients. Once it’s done, it is sealed and needs to be consumed within a month. It even comes with a vacuumed seal bag that ensures it doesn’t break! We carried it on the plane no problem. We ate it the second month and it tasted so delicious unlike any instant noodles you purchase at the supermarkets. I don’t eat instant noodles often and when I do I like to try different brands from Japan and Korea.

Walls of instant noodles from every year it was released. I only chose some of the photos to post. The room was overwhelming.

Momofuku’s work shed.

There is a noodle bazaar where you can taste 8 different varieties of noodles where Momofuku encountered on his travels. We ate there and it was hard to decide which ones to try! I didn’t include all the photos of the museum so it leaves you wanting to go see it yourself!

For families, of course there is a cup noodles park where the kids can play after they make the noodles!

I truly believe this to be one of the best attractions in Japan! Don’t forget to buy some souvenirs at their shop. Have fun!

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