Toddler girl and I finally, made a trip to Cup Noodles Museum in Yokohama. When you walk into the building to the right is a gift shop and in the middle is the ticket desk. An adult ticket was 500Yen, toddler girl was free. At the ticket desk, we as got a ticket to make a cupnoodle. Once you have your ticket you will go towards the left up the stairs to begin the Cup Noodle fun. Once upstairs on the 2nd floor, the first thing we see is the Instant Noodle History Cube.
The 2nd floor also has the Momofuku Theater, Momofuku’s work shed, creative thinking boxes, and a wall that tells the Momofuku Ando story. Our next stop was on the 3rd floor, to the My Cup noodles Factory. I brought toddler girl and I a noodle cup for 300 yen a each. This is where the fun really starts.
1. Purchase a cup from vending machine.
2. Sanitize hands.
3. Design noodle cup.
4. Place noodles in cup.
5. Choose soup flavor and ingredients.
6. Seal the lid on the cup.
7. Shrink wrap the cup.
8. Use air pump to blow air into the “air package”
There is also a chicken ramen factory, but we did not do that one. But do plan to go again and will do the chicken ramen factory. Next we head upstaris to teh 4th floor, which has the Cup noodles Park and Noodles Bazaar. The Cupnoodles Park is 300Yen for 30 minutes of play time. The idea for the park is to give children the noodle’s point of view of being manufactured. It was fun, I enjoyed the roller slides the most! The Noodles Bazaar World Noodles Road is a food court of eight varies of noodles. Most of the noodle plates are 300yen. Noodles featured from Italy- pasta, Kazakhstan – Lagman, China – Lanzhou Beef Ramen, Korea – cold ramen, Vietnam – Pho, Thailand – Tom Yum Goong noodles, Malaysia – Lasksa, Indonesia – Mie Goreng. I did Italy, because I knew toddler girl would eat the pasta. We did not go on the 5th floor as it’s an event hall.
It was a easy train ride, as I’ve been to the area many, many times. To access by train it is an 8 minute walk from the Minatomirai line Minatomirai Station or a 12 minute walk from JR/Sakuragicho Station.
Cup Noodles Museum (formal name: Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum)
2-3-4 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0001 Japan
Hours: 10:00 – 18:00, closed on Tuesday, year end/new year holidays
Admission: 500 Yen adult/high school age children and younger admitted free.