Dedicated to ramen noodle cups, the museum showcases the mind-boggling number of instant ramen flavor variations that have come out over the years and a reproduction of the hut where Momofuku Ando first created them.
Covered on the outside with a vertical garden showcasing indigenous Osakan plants, the inside of the Osaka Organic Building is even wilder, with fabric painted with forest scenes transformed into armchairs and other indoor/outdoor juxtapositions.
Tour the facility that produces Japanese coins and medals of honor and visit the historic coinage museum year-round. If you visit during the spring, you might catch the cherry blossoms on the Mint's 400 cherry trees.
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Gabi Logan is a freelance blogger and travel writer who has been living or travelling internationally for the last 10 years.