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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Yokohama, Japan - 2015

# Posted by Joel Dixon at 15/04/2015 12:37:39

Yokohama is the 2nd largest city in Japan, well known as Japan's main port city once the country was opened up in the mid-19th century. Originally it was completely left off our list of places to visit - and only made it back on due to a cup of noodles. The Cup Noodle Museum is located in Yokohama, so we thought we'd spend a night in the city after our return from the Five Lakes and before we head off to Kamakura.

The Cup Noodle Museum was a whole heap of fun. Yet another attraction designed for children - I delighted in the opportunity to design my own Cup Noodles container - and select the ingredients that were included in the heat-sealed package. I went with a curry noodle with shrimp, bacon, spring onion, corn and cheese - and for the container I gave homage to some of the cute characters we have encountered on our journey (such as egg man, Domo and Mount Fuji).

Design Studio
The design studio with Pao and my completed cups in the foreground

Taste Studio
The Taste Station (unique name invented by me) where you select the ingredients to add to your noodles

Also available at the museum is a restaurant floor promoting 7 different styles of noodles from around the world. Unfortunately they had nothing similar to the Australian-style recipe I followed when in Canada - but the one I did try (laghman from Kazakhstan) was delicious enough to make up for it.

Noodle Community
It is setup to look like a night street market for food which was pretty cool. The ticket purchasing system confused some of us

Nice
My noodle dish from Kazakhstan. Great success. Jagshemash!

It may appear like we didn't do too much in Yokohama, and that is because we didn't. But how many of you can say you designed your own packet of Cup Noodles (while following strict guidelines designed for kids)?? Yeah, thought so


This is the 11th in the Super Fun Chronological Japan Travel Catalogue series
GET 1 - Nikko, Japan - 2015GET 2 - Ueno (Tokyo), Japan - 2015GET 3 - Akihabara (Tokyo), Japan - 2015GET 4 - Ginza (Tokyo), Japan - 2015GET 5 - Asakusa (Tokyo), Japan - 2015GET 6 - Shinjuku (Tokyo), Japan - 2015GET 7 - Harajuku (Tokyo), Japan - 2015GET 8 - Shibuya (Tokyo), Japan - 2015GET 9 - Odaiba (Tokyo), Japan - 2015GET 10 - Kawaguchiko (Five Lakes), Japan - 2015GET 11 - Yokohama, Japan - 2015GET 12 - Kamakura, Japan - 2015GET 13 - Osaka, Japan - 2015GET 14 - Kobe, Japan - 2015GET 15 - Hiroshima, Japan - 2015GET 16 - Himeji & Nara, Japan - 2015GET 17 - Kyoto, Japan - 2015GET 18 - Iga, Japan - 2015GET 19 - Nagoya, Japan - 2015GET 20 - Takayama & Gero, Japan - 2015GET 21 - Sakura & Bonus Wrap-up, Japan - 2015
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