Region
Kanto
Island
Honshu
Largest City
Yokohama
Population
8,489,932

Yokohama Cup Noodles Museum

So enjoyable they capitalized the name.

Cup Noodles are the holy grail of fast food, loved by college students and busy full-timers everywhere. Unlike the holy grail though, the origin of these delicious noodles is well documented and easy to find when you visit Yokohama’s CUP NOODLES Museum.

Yokohama Cup Noodles Museum

Eat big to get big. Photo by kevinofsydney.

Workshops and exhibits galore, this is the perfect place to spend a couple of hours if you’ve already tackled the other wonders that Yokohama has to offer.

Ever dreamed of learning how to make ramen? Looks like you’ve come to the right place. For 500 yen, you will be shown how to knead, spread and steam your way to glory in the Chicken Ramen Factory.

Want to get your teeth stuck into some creative product design and customize the flavour of your own cup noodles? Pay 300 yen and you can do just that at the My CUPNOODLES Factory (the capitals are clearly there to express how AMAZING this workshop is). In and around the museum you can observe people wearing their exclusive cup noodles around their necks with pride. Now, you too, can join these cool kids.

Learning how to make ramen at the Yokohama Cup Noodles Museum

Put on your chicken hat and learn how to make ramen in the Chicken Ramen Factory. Photo by Guilhem Vellut.

Before you leave, work your way through the many creative exhibits to learn about the God of Cup Noodles, Momofuko Ando. You’ll find that not only did he invent the first ever instant Chicken Ramen in his shed but he also spent his life on a quest to create the most delicious space food for astronauts. The guy was truly out-of-this-world.

As well as searching for answers in outer space, he also travelled the world for food inspiration. At the Noodle’s Bazaar, eight varieties of noodles that Ando encountered during his adventures in search of ramen’s origin can be sampled. The atmosphere is reminiscent of an Asian Night Market which will prove a hit with fans of Yokohama’s bustling China Town.

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Things To Know

Opening Hours

The Yokohama CUPNOODLES Museum is open from 10am – 6pm. The museum is closed on Tuesdays except when there is a national holiday. On a national holiday the museum is open Tuesday and closed the following Wednesday.

Entrance Fees

Admission costs 500 yen. High school students and younger go free. There are a limited number of tickets per day (for workshops you have to book a timeslot in advance when buying your ticket) so make sure to get there early on National Holidays to avoid disappointment.

How To Get There

Address

Shinko, Naka Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture 231-0001, Japan

By train

The Cup Noodles Museum is a 10 minute walk from either Minato Mirai Station on the Minato Mirai Line or Sakuragicho Station on the JR Negishi Line and Yokohama Subway Line.

By bus

The Akaikutsu Loop Bus connects Sakuragicho Station with the nearby Landmark Plaza, the Pacifico Convention Center, World Porters (across from the CUP NOODLES Museum), the Red Brick Warehouses and other sights in central Yokohama. It costs 100 yen per ride.

 

Where To Stay

Navios Yokohama
  • Naka-ku Shinkou 2-1-1 Yokohama-Shi, Kanagawa 231-0001
  • 8.4/10
  • 0.2 km
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InterContinental Yokohama Grand
  • Nishi-ku Minatomirai 1-1-1 220-8522
  • 8.8/10
  • 0.6 km
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The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu
  • Nishi-ku Minatomirai 2-3-7 220-8543
  • 9.1/10
  • 0.6 km
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Sotetsu Fresa Inn Yokohama Sakuragi-cho
  • Naka-ku Honcho 5-49 Yokohama-Shi, Kanagawa 231-0005
  • 8.5/10
  • 0.6 km
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