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Image for For an entire 2 weeks, we gorged ourselves on instant noodles while cruising on the Trans-Siberian railways through Mongolia and Russia...  

So as you can imagine, we HAD to make a pilgrimage to the Instant Ramen Noodle Museum. It's an easy train ride to Ikeda from Osaka.

It was a fun-filled afternoon learning the the amazing legacy of instant cuisine as well as taking the cooking class to make our very own chicken flavoured noodles.

Make sure you book if you want to do the cooking class – we were lucky that they had 2 spots left in the class. It's well worth doing!

#Ikeda #Osaka #Japan #food #noodles
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Visit Ikeda

Experience relaxing Ikeda: its hot springs, parks, temples, and more!

Check out the local area in Ikeda—home to attractions like Cup Noodles Museum and Satsukiyama Zoo.

Top Hotels in Ikeda

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Green Rich Hotel Osaka Airport
Green Rich Hotel Osaka Airport
3 out of 5
1-9-6, Kukou, Ikeda, Osaka-fu
$70
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16

Situated in Ikeda, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Cup Noodles Museum and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Itami Sky Park. Open Air Museum of Old Farmhouses and Osaka ...

4.1/5Very Good! (234 reviews)

"Very clean and convenient, as in within easy walking distance, to Itami Airport and public transportation. 7-11 across the street for ATM and printing if needed."…"

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

Green Rich Hotel Osaka Airport
Reftel Osaka Airport Hotel
Reftel Osaka Airport Hotel
3 out of 5
1-8-7 Ikeda-shi, Kuuko, Ikeda, Osaka-fu
$56
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16

Situated in Ikeda, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Cup Noodles Museum and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Itami Sky Park. Open Air Museum of Old Farmhouses and Umeda ...

3.8/5Good! (106 reviews)

"Close to airport, good price"…"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

Reftel Osaka Airport Hotel
Fushioukaku
Fushioukaku
3 out of 5
128-1 Fushio-cho, Ikeda, Osaka-fu
$154
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12

Situated in the historical district, this spa hotel is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Satsukiyama Zoo and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cup Noodles Museum and Manganji Temple. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (263 reviews)

"I take a water thermometer when I travel to onsens The water temperatures in both the mens and women's baths were inconsistent, and were never as hot as I have experienced at other facilities. No complaints, just nothing extraordinary. Very convenient to Umeda Station."…"

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Fushioukaku

Popular things to do in Ikeda

Osaka Castle
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Osaka Castle

4.5/5(909 reviews)

Engage with Japan's rich history at this 16th-century site, where dramatic battlegrounds have made way for a peaceful park with cherry trees. 

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

4.5/5(258 reviews)

Experience the diverse marine ecosystems of the Pacific in this comprehensive aquarium, which hosts otters, penguins, seals and even whale sharks. 

Osaka Science Museum
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Osaka Science Museum

4/5(57 reviews)

Osaka Science Museum is a popular museum in Osaka with a rich history. Discover the top-notch restaurants and entertainment choices in this walkable area.

Universal Studios Japan™
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Universal Studios Japan™

4.5/5(278 reviews)

Watch theatrical shows, meet lovable mascots and go on exhilarating rides at this extensive movie-focused theme park.

Tsutenkaku Tower
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Tsutenkaku Tower

4/5(236 reviews)

Come to marvel at the tower that reaches to heaven and meet Billiken, the god of happiness and good luck.

Umeda Sky Building
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Umeda Sky Building

4.5/5(271 reviews)

Visit the jewel of Shin Umeda City to see one of the world’s most special engineering feats and observe the illuminated city from its observation deck.

Top activities in Ikeda

Kyoto Perfect Tour: 1day bus tour
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Kyoto Perfect Tour: 1day bus tour

$129

Discover the 3 World Heritage listed sites (Kiyomizu temple, Tenrryuji temple and Kinkakuji Temple) in Kyoto. Besides, we will visit 2 popular spots: Fushimi Inari Shrine and bamboo forest in Sagano. Please be intoxicated magnificent Japanese historical places.

Full-Day Bus Tour to Kyoto, Nara & Kobe
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Full-Day Bus Tour to Kyoto, Nara & Kobe

$97

Take a journey through the wonders of ancient and modern Japan with a day trip that shows you the historic cities of Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe. With destinations from the peaceful bamboo forest of Arashiyama to the lively Kobe Mosaic, you get a look at centuries' worth of culture.

Kyoto & Nara 1-Day Tour
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Kyoto & Nara 1-Day Tour

$142

Explore the must-see sights of history-rich Kyoto, including the spectacular Nijo Castle, eminent Kinkaku-ji, and grand Kyoto Imperial Palace. In the afternoon, embark for Nara, home of pacific Nara Park and the famous temple of Todai-ji.

Private Full-Day Osaka Walking Tour
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Private Full-Day Osaka Walking Tour

$126

Discover the rich history of Osaka on a private tour of the 1,500-year old city. Learn why the city is known as the “nation's kitchen” as you visit Osaka Castle, Kuromon Market, and vibrant Dotonbori. During the day, also have the option to enjoy a delicious lunch of Halal beef sukiyaki.

Small-Group Maneki-Neko Lucky Cat Figurine Painting Lesson
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Small-Group Maneki-Neko Lucky Cat Figurine Painting Lesson

$27

Try your hand at painting a maneki-neko, or lucky cat, figurine in the heart of Osaka during this small-group lesson. An experienced instructor teaches you about the history of the beckoning cat and its significance as part of Japanese culture before you paint your own figure to take home.

Osaka Gourmet Walk
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Osaka Gourmet Walk

$38

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Dotonbori, Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076 Osaka Prefecture Enjoy the food shops participating in the self-guided Osaka Gourmet Walk. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Shinsekai, Ebisuhigash

Reviews of Ikeda

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Mar 8, 2019

I was there because of Airport. The airport is getting nice.