Instant noodles museum opens in Japan to celebrate 40-year success
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Celebrating 40 years since the creation of the first snack, the museum displays the history of the noodle, taking visitors on a journey from its invention to its cultural influence within Japan and the rest of the world.
Up to 10,000sq m covers the museum grounds with visitors given the chance to create their own instant recipe from thousands of combinations at the My Cup Noodle Factory. Inside, visitors can get a taste of the restaurants that serve a variety of noodles.
During the opening of the museum, 500 people queued up to enter, including the former Japanese premier, Junichiro Koizumi.
The attraction has been aimed at both adults and children, with giant instant noodle play areas built inside the complex.
Nissin's founder Momofuku Ando invented the instant noodle snack, chicken ramen noodles, in 1958 after he saw customers lining up to buy soup noodles during pot-war Japan.