I finally got to visit the cup noodle museum after so long! Fu & I attempted to visit it once a couple of years ago, but due to uh, erroneous information, we ended up at the Ramen Museum instead -___-
I didn’t get the address from the official website, so I didn’t get to see the pictures of fresh ramen plastered all over. Since we’re in Japan and all, I naturally assumed ramen = instant ramen in the cup. How I know right -___-
So annoying, Japan so big, why are both museums about noodles squeezed into Yokohama :G
So don’t make the same mistake as I did! (although it’s highly unlikely that anyone else would… =__=)
Anyway, the reason why I wanted to visit the museum is so that I could…
MAKE MY OWN INSTANT CUP NOODLES!!! :D
Each cup costs 300 yen, which is on top of the museum admission fee of 500 yen.
After buying our individual cups from the vending machine, we proceeded to decorate the cup!
I’ll be honest, I wanted to visit the museum solely for the novelty of personalizing my own instant cup noodles.
However, as I explored the museum, learning about the history of the cup noodles and how it came to be, I was quite surprised to find that it is actually very interesting.
After learning more about the history, I was deeply moved and inspired by the tenacity, creativity and passion of Ando Momofuku, the father of instant noodles.
He overcame many difficulties in the process of creating instant ramen through creativity. His passion was so strong that he never stopped thinking about how to improve it, and in fact was still bringing it to new heights (literally, since he invented it so that it can be eaten in space lol) as the CEO at the ripe old age of 95!!!
The entire museum is presented in a creative way and extremely thought-provoking. I’m glad that I left the place with more than my personalized noodles snuggled in the inflatable bag. (although it’s still cute!)
Some interesting souvenirs we saw on our way out:
People who are visiting Tokyo can stop by this interesting museum in Yokohama! It’s just takes just 30-40mins from Central Tokyo to reach this place!
Yokohama is a beautiful port city and it’s one of our favorite places to unwind and relax!