If you get a chance to visit Tokyo on the cherry blossom season around April – you will find a lot of Japanese having there picnic under a blooming Sakura ( an old practice called Hanami).
And if you are in a rush to catch the train you can always find the nearest Lawson or Family Mart convenience stores that are open 24/7 days a week and buy yourself a can of cold coffee for the way.
Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum in Ikeda
What's not to love about instant noodles! Though it is a little out of the way, it's not hard to get here. Just make sure you take the right exit from Ikeda station. My husband and I got a little lost in suburbia but the friendly lady at Lawson convenience store was happy to point us in the right direction. Plus we found some pizza flavoured chips :D
We did eventually find a sign pointing the way and it was smooth sailing from there.
After learning a lot about ramen we made our own instant cup, one of which didn't even make it back to Australia!