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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!

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

Explore attractions like Cup Noodles Museum and Satsukiyama Zoo as you discover things to see and do in Ikeda.

Top Hotels in Ikeda

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Reftel Osaka Airport Hotel
Reftel Osaka Airport Hotel
3 out of 5
1-8-7 Ikeda-shi, Kuuko, Ikeda, Osaka-fu
¥5,971
per night
Feb 21 - Feb 22

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. Osaka University and Expo City are also within ...

3.8/5Good! (117 reviews)
Nice location, excellent service.

"We were happy with the proximity to the airport, and the excellent service of the staff. The room was adequate and clean for the price. The complementary toiletries were of high quality."…"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Reftel Osaka Airport Hotel
Green Rich Hotel Osaka Airport
Green Rich Hotel Osaka Airport
3 out of 5
1-9-6, Kukou, Ikeda, Osaka-fu
¥8,545
per night
Feb 21 - Feb 22

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. Osaka University and Expo City are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (249 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
Fushioukaku
Fushioukaku
3 out of 5
128-1 Fushio-cho, Ikeda, Osaka-fu
¥17,273
per night
Feb 20 - Feb 21

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! (268 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

Universal Studios Japan™
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Universal Studios Japan™

4.5/5(299 reviews)

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

Arima Hot Springs
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Arima Hot Springs

4.5/5(38 reviews)

Arima Hot Springs is one of the more well-known attractions to visit during your trip to Kobe. Make time to visit the area's shops, or simply enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Kyocera Dome Osaka
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Kyocera Dome Osaka

4.5/5(34 reviews)

Catch an event at Kyocera Dome Osaka during your trip to Osaka. Check out the shops and top-notch restaurants in this walkable area.

Osaka Castle
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Osaka Castle

4.5/5(957 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(273 reviews)

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

Nipponbashi
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Nipponbashi

4.5/5(146 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs when you visit Nipponbashi, a favorite shopping spot in Osaka. While in this walkable area, you can savor the restaurants and coffeehouses.

Top activities in Ikeda

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

¥14,000

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

¥7,412

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

¥15,600

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

¥13,839

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.

Kyoto Full-Day Tour
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Kyoto Full-Day Tour

¥14,000

Spend a full day discovering the best sights Kyoto has to offer, including grand castles and sacred temples. These spectacular attractions make your time in Kyoto an unforgettable experience.

Private arrival Transfer from Osaka Itami Airport(ITM) to central Osaka city
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Private arrival Transfer from Osaka Itami Airport(ITM) to central Osaka city

¥2,556

When you arrival beautiful city of Osaka. Your driver will be waiting for you with a welcome board in the Itami International airport (ITM) Airport's arrival hall so you can find your driver easily. Your driver also will trace your flight information even your flight is delay.

Reviews of Ikeda

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Mar 8, 2019

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