Cupnoodles Museum (Yokohama) カップヌードルミュージアム 横浜
Dive into the wonderful and fascinating world of Cup Noodles
Looking like a modern art gallery, Cupnoodles Museum is a fascinating playground of history and creativity brought to you by the makers of instant ramen. This state-of-the-art facility offers family fun and fascinating insights into Japanese culture.
- Make your own ramen and personalized container
- Explore the optical illusions of Cupnoodles Park
- Learn about the hard work that went into inventing instant noodles
How to Get There
The Cupnoodles Museum is accessible by train.
The closest stations are Minatomirai Station and Bashamichi Station on the Minatomirai Line, both eight minutes away on foot.
Minatomirai Station is connected to both Yokohama and Shibuya Station on the Minatomirai Line, which turns into the Tokyu Toyoko Line at Yokohama Station.
If you're coming from Tokyo, it takes about 30 minutes from Shinagawa and 40 from Shinjuku.
Cup Noodle creator Momofuku Ando is known as the "Father of Instant Ramen"
Ando invented instant ramen in 1958
In 2005, Ando created “Space Ramen” that could be eaten in space
A grand culinary innovation
Instant ramen may look simple, but it took Ando a year with only four hours of sleep a night to create Chicken Ramen, the first instant ramen, in 1958. This creation was followed by Cup Noodles in 1971, and then Space Ramen for astronauts in 2005.
Oodles and noodles of fun
Visitors, and especially kids, will enjoy making their own blend of ramen at the Chicken Ramen Factory, designing a Cup Noodles container at the My Cupnoodles Factory, and tramping around Cupnoodles Park, an indoor playground that feels like a gigantic noodle factory.
There are also several exhibits detailing the history of instant noodles and Momofuku Ando's life.
From Indonesia's Mie Goreng to Lagman from Kazakhstan, visitors can sample various noodle dishes for a small fee at the night-market themed Noodles Bazaar—World Noodles Road. Should you wish to buy any souvenirs, the Museum Shop sells original and limited-edition noodle-related goods.