Visiting the Instant Ramen Museum was one of the top things I wanted to do in Osaka and boy was it a morning trip worthwhile!
Once we got into the building, we were directed upstairs to customized our very own instant cup noodles! Each cup is 300yen and after a quick brief from the guides, we were then pointed to a vending machine where we can purchase an empty cup.
We were told to firstly jot down the date (as the noodles expires in a month) and then color the cup as desired while contemplating on which broth and toppings to choose. Although I knew that I might never get to open and eat my personal cup (because you know, memorobilia) I gave it enough thought and had a imagenary taste in my mind before making my way to the processing line.
There are 2 places where you can customized your cup noodles, on the ground floor and the 1st floor (we were on the 1st floor) and it was much brighter with less crowd.
This is the final product! Your customized cup is safely snug in an airy cushion and with this, you'll never have to worry about checking it into your luggage!
Due to time, we didn't managed to roam around the floors (wasted! should have stopped by the Noodles Bazaar on the 4th floor) but oh wells, at least we got our cup noodles hanging in our hall for now.
Admission is free if you would like to just go in and have a look.
Detailed direction and map to the museum can be found here.