We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Instant Ramen Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 8-25 Masumicho, Ikeda 563-0041, Osaka Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+81 72-752-3484
09:30 - 15:30
Open now
See all hours
Wed - Mon 09:30 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

Dedicated to ramen noodle cups, the museum showcases the mind-boggling...

Dedicated to ramen noodle cups, the museum showcases the mind-boggling number of instant ramen flavor variations that have come out over the years and a reproduction of the hut where Momofuku Ando first created them.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 409 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 90
  • 68
    Very good
  • 19
  • 1
  • 1
Very fun!

At Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum, you can know more about Instant Ramen. Do pop into the Drama Theatre for a cute introduction on Instant Ramen. If you can, join the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Singapore, null, Singapore
Add Photo Write a Review

409 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 179: English reviews
Singapore, null, Singapore
Level Contributor
33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

At Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum, you can know more about Instant Ramen. Do pop into the Drama Theatre for a cute introduction on Instant Ramen. If you can, join the Chicken Ramen Factory where you can hands-on the making of Ramen! Remember to make reservation in advance! We missed the reservation :( Other than the Chicken Ramen Factory, you... More 

Thank tinglebellz
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had booked the making of Instant Noodles. Kids had so much fun and they love it. Great experience for us to learn how instant noodles being made. There is an instant noodles tunnel, telling us which flavour started which year and ended which year. Creating your own flavour for noodles cup, choose your own ingredients in it.

Thank Mee Fung L
Kamuela, Hawaii
Level Contributor
394 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Osaka for the day my family took a taxi here. It was Spring Break so it was very busy. They have a small gift shop by the entrance. There is a large cafeteria style room that they take you to to purchase a cup in a vending machine. You sit down and decorate the outside of the noodle... More 

Thank Gordon K
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been eating this all my life so interesting to see how it all came about. There's no English captions on most of the stuff so you'll probably be done looking around in 15 minutes. What's kind of fun is making your own cup noodle and choosing your ingredients, it's 300 yen. If you want to make chicken instant ramen from... More 

Thank leesensei
Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love coming here because the museum is in a small, quiet town away from big crowds of tourists. I would recommend coming on a week day so that it's less busy. Usually though, the wait time to do the activity isn't very long anyway. I super super recommend trying to get a reservation for their My Chicken Ramen activity!... More 

Thank josephinep46
Level Contributor
71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most people travel all the way to ikeda just to visit this instant ramen museum. It is quite an interesting place but everything is in Japanese. But it doesn't stop us from enjoying our time viewing all sorts of instant ramen on display. There's also history on the instant ramen written in Japanese. Entrance is free. Should you like to... More 

Thank Betty W
Seremban, Malaysia
Level Contributor
43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Although I would really like to read about Mr Ando's story, the displays are all in Japanese, including the short movie they have. They do however have the English audio guide for free (with 2,000Y refundable deposit) but I do not enjoy audio guides as much as reading. That aside, making your own ramen is definitely worth the 20 minutes... More 

1 Thank naninoordin
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We went as a couple on a weekday afternoon. The last diy experience is at 3:30pm, so be there on time! I guess it was not very crowded so we were each allowed to have two ramen. You purchase the cup at the vending machine (300yen each) then proceed to sanitize your hands and there will be someone to explain... More 

1 Thank Tayjoanne
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Made a train trip from Osaka specifically for this. Surrounded by little kids but didn't matter. Was super fun to take photos with the giant cup of instant ramen. And even though the line up was long, it's still worth going through the 'making your own cup of ramen' process. You need some change to put into the vending machine... More 

Thank MainlyYVR
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Located within walking distance from Ikeda, Osaka. Good place for kids after visiting too many shrine . :) Just a 300 yen fees to make your own version of Instant cup noodle by drawing on the cup. Then, you will choose your own ingredient of your cup noodle and go through steps by steps the packaging process. When your own... More 

Thank LynnKoay

Travellers who viewed The Instant Ramen Museum also viewed

Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture

Been to The Instant Ramen Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Instant Ramen Museum and other visitors
13 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (13)

Questions? Get answers from The Instant Ramen Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?