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.
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
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.
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 Cup Noodles Factory, and tramping around Cup Noodles 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.
Naturally, you can get freshly made noodles to eat at the Noodles Bazaar or take home for later and the Museum Shop.