We’ve all eaten instant noodles at some point. It’s cheap, easy and delicious. But do you know the story behind one of the most iconic food products in modern history?
At the Cup Noodles Museum in Yokohama, you’ll get to learn the history of Nissin’s Cup Noodles through a series of beautifully designed visuals, interactive exhibits and a cute animated short featuring Momofuku Ando himself.
Make your own Cup Noodles
But that’s not all – once you’re done, you can head up to the My CUPNOODLES Factory to make your very own cup noodles, from cup design to the flavor. With over 5,460 flavor combinations to choose from, there’s plenty of room for creativity. Egg kimchi shrimp curry anyone? Anyone….?
Noodles from around the world
When all that staring at noodles is making you hungry, it’s time to make your way to the Noodles Bazaar. This Asian night market themed food court offers 8 different types of authentic noodles and desserts from around the world for only 300 Yen a pop. The servings are small, but that just means that you’ll have enough tummy room to try them all!
One of the great things about the Cup Noodles Museum is that it’s smack in the middle of the scenic harbor town of Sakuragicho in Yokohama, with plenty of shopping, food and entertainment just minutes away.
So after a fun and educational morning at the museum, we recommend checking out the famous Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse nearby where you can shop, drink the local Akarenga beer and enjoy the absolutely gorgeous scenery.
“Tickets for the My CUPNOODLES Factory are limited and are usually sold out before noon. So as always, we suggest going early – before 9.30am – to avoid missing the highlight of the museum.”
Minatomirai Station (Minatomirai line)
Sakuragicho Station (JR Negishi Line)
045 345 0918
10am – 6pm
Closed Tuesdays (except when Tuesday is a public holiday – closed the following day)
500 Yen (high school age and below FREE admission)