Cup Noodles Museum in Yokohama, Japan!

One of the places I visited during my recent trip to Japan was Yokohama. Hubby and I went to Yokohama during our first trip to Japan back in 2005. Although we went back to Japan a few times after 2005, we didn’t revisit Yokohama.

Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan
Panoramic photo of Yokohama

So it’s been 10 years since I visited Yokohama. I told Sophie that Yokohama (she has never been to Yokohama) is a beautiful and airy place. I remember lots of birds flying overhead when hubby and I were walking around. It’s not nearly as crowded as Tokyo. If Yokohama were in a Pokemon game it would be a port city, I think.

Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan

I suggested that we go to the Cup Noodles Museum (also known as the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum) in Yokohama as both of us had never been there before.

Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan

Cup Noodles Museum’s super cute and lovable mascot Hiyoko-chan (hiyoko means “chick” in Japanese) welcomed us to the Cup Noodles Museum.

Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan
We went on a Saturday so there were a lot of people there.

Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan

We immediately went up to the 4th floor where the Cup Noodles Factory was. We would be making our very own Cup Noodles here. The first step is to buy a styrofoam cup for 300 yen (around P115).

Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan
Next you disinfect your hands using these contraptions.
Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan
Then you find a seat so you can decorate your cup.
Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan

There are colored markers you can use to draw and/or color your cup.

Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan

But the first order of business is to write the date. Your custom Cup Noodles are good only for a month after the production date.

Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan

Anyhow after designing the cup I went towards the Cup Noodles assembly area. I turned the wheel to fill my cup with noodles.

Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan

Then I got to pick my soup base and 4 ingredients to go with it. There were 4 types of soup base: Chili Tomato, Shoyu, Seafood, and Curry. There are about a dozen ingredients available that you can choose from to be added to your Cup Noodles.

Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan

I chose the shoyu soup base plus these Hiyoko-chan umm… things, cheese cubes, egg pieces, and sweet corn.

Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan
Sophie’s Cup Noodles (left) and my Cup Noodles (right)

Sophie tried the Chili Tomato soup base then loaded it with Hiyoko-chan, shrimp, green onions, and peppers.

Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan

So after we completed our Cup Noodles, they were wrapped in plastic.

Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan
Then they were popped into a shrink wrapping machine.
Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan
This is the last step, you can pick them up afterwards.
Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan
Yay for my very own custom made Cup Noodles!
Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan

Afterwards you get to make an inflatable plastic bag to put your Cup Noodles in.

Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan

This is the Chicken Ramen Factory. You get to make chicken ramen by kneading, spreading, and steaming wheat flour and then drying with the hot oil drying method. You get to take home what you make too.

Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan
This is the Cup Noodles Park, a play area for kids.
Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan

This is the Instant Noodles History Cube. There are over 3,000 product packages showcased here.

Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan

Sophie and I got kind of confused as to where to take our photo at the Instant Noodles History Cube lol.

Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan
It was around noon when we decided to go up to the Noodles Bazaar.
Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan
The Noodles Bazaar is kind of like their food court.
Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan

You can order 8 different kinds of noodle dishes from all over the world here. Sophie and I had 2 each because the servings are quite small. They cost 300 yen (around P115) each.

Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan
The 8 noodle dishes are sold from 8 different stalls.
Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan

I decided to have Mi Goreng from Indonesia. It was delicious and yes, I finished it lol.

Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan

My second dish was Tom Yum Goong Noodles from Thailand. Yummy! I loved it… and yes finished it too. Both dishes look big but they’re not, I would describe them as merienda size.

Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama Japan

There’s a balcony like area across the Noodles Bazaar and you get to enjoy fresh air plus an awesome view of Yokohama (this is where I took the panoramic photo).

Entrance to the Cup Noodles Museum costs 500 yen (around P200). This is not yet inclusive of the activities like Cup Noodles Factory which you need to pay for separately. I think visiting Cup Noodles Museum is a unique experience worth trying at least once.


Cup Noodles Museum
2-3-4 Shinko, Naka-ku,
Yokohama 231-0001 Japan
045-345-0918
http://www.cupnoodles-museum.jp/english/index.html


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