Happy 25th Anniversary! Hello Kitty’s Sanrio Puroland Is Hot And Cute This Summer! | FAST JAPAN
Sanrio Puroland
Tokyo

Happy 25th Anniversary! Hello Kitty’s Sanrio Puroland Is Hot And Cute This Summer!

The home of Hello Kitty and other lovely characters, Sanrio Puroland, reached its 25 anniversary last year. Let’s see how you can make the most use of it!

A Hello Kitty fan?

Sanrio Puroland
Photo Credit: puroland.jp

If you are one of the craziest Hello Kitty fans, there is a place you cannot miss in Sanrio Puroland. It is called “Lady Kitty House” and as you imagine, this is the house of Hello Kitty. You can walk around many rooms and get drawn to the cute world of Kitty.

Hello Kitty
Photo Credit: puroland.jp

In the Japanese Tea House, you can see Hello Kitty in Kimono where you can take a photo in an authentic (but Kitty-arranged) Japanese tea room. As you go, a special effect was hidden in her dressing room; there is a mirror and as you stand in front of it, it will show the virtual clothes on yourself that match with one of Hello Kitty’s outfits, as if you are trying hers on secretly! If you get to see Hello Kitty in the house, don’t forget to greet her with “Gokigenyo”, a slightly old fashioned way of greeting like “How do you do?”, but she would love it.

 

What is special in this Summer?

Puroland
Photo Credit: OHTAKE Tomohiro@flickr

Puroland
Photo Credit: OHTAKE Tomohiro@flickr

Started from Saturday 16 July, Sanrio Puroland is having its summer event until the end of August. The contents will be different for the day time and the evening time, so that you won’t get bored even if you stay for the whole day.

During the day time, the theme is “En-nichi”, or a festival day, which is a day connected with Shintoism and Buddhism deities. On En-nichi in Japan, street stalls do a thriving business selling full of food, snacks, games, and other traditional goods. It’s a special arrangement for Japanese to feel that summer has arrived.

Here in Sanrio Puroland, food on the En-nichi stalls are decorated with famous characters’ faces such as Hello Kitty, My Melody, and Kiki & Lala. But probably the one you might not want to miss is a popcorn that comes with a Hello Kitty face bucket. They are so adorable that many buy just to get the buckets. Make sure you get them early as the number is limited!

Puroland
Photo Credit: OHTAKE Tomohiro@flickr

As it gets dark, the setting will change completely for the evening version. The main stage has a huge Bon-odori (Japanese summer folk dance) section where you can dance to the music with many Sanrio characters. In the different section called Puro-Village, you can see Hello Kitty and her boyfriend Dear Daniel for their romantic show. There will be a Sanrio original projection mapping that illuminates the whole structure into a disco floor to fireworks. Projection mapping starts at the very end of a day, so stay around!

 

Getting hungry?

Sanrio Puroland
Photo Credit: puroland.jp

The food court has various range of choices which satisfy not only your stomach but also your eyes with characters-shaped decoration. The no.1 menu is Hello Kitty’s curry, but you could also get small snacks that still come with cute Sanrio packaging if you are not having a proper meal. Speaking of curry, what would be fun to do is that you vote which curry menu is the best. The poll is open only for this summer!

Sanrio Puroland
Photo Credit: puroland.jp

Sanrio Puroland
Photo Credit: puroland.jp

Some sections outside the food court also sell special characterized ice creams. The round shaped small ice beads are served with a star shaped container, and there are so many variations you can choose from. It is perfect for a little break and a bit of sugar boosts to continue exploring!

 

Need a souvenir?

Puroland
Photo Credit: OHTAKE Tomohiro@flickr

You may have promised to your niece that you would bring back some Hello Kitty collections only available in Japan. Don’t worry, the shop called Entrance Shop in the Rainbow Hall of Sanrio Puroland has everything you need. It is the biggest gift shop in Sanrio Puroland, and it sells from snacks and stationaries to soft toys, clothes, and even cosmetics! There are also some goods which you can only buy at this shop – you can show off to your friends and certainly keep a promise to your beloved niece!

[map lat=”35.624636″ lng=”139.429158″][/map]

 

Sanrio Puroland

Address: 1-31 Ochiai, Tama-shi, Tokyo

Access: 5 minutes walk from Tama Centre Station

Opening Hours: 10:00am ~ 5:00pm (8:00pm)
*depending on days

Fee:
Weekday 3,300 yen (Adult), 2,500 yen (Children)
Weekend 3,800 yen (Adult), 2,700 yen (Children)

Phone: 042-339-1111

Website: Sanrio Puroland

 

Sanrio World Ginza

 Sanrio World Ginza
Photo Credit: chesterbr@flickr

Sanrio Puroland is unfortunately not so ideally located for all. For those who cannot make it there but can’t give up on Hello Kitty either, then try Sanrio World in Ginza. Opened in 2014, it has established its popularity as one of the must-visit attractions in Tokyo, and is by far the biggest independent Sanrio shop in the world. Some of the goods lined up in the shop are dedicated more for adults such as a nail salon and Swarovski Shop “Bling me!” (Hello Kitty and My Melody standing at the entrance are also made of Swarovski!). You can spend good hours here weather you are a fan or not!

[map lat=”35.673199″ lng=”139.763761″][/map]

 

Sanrio World Ginza

Address: 1st & 2nd Floor, Nishi Ginza Department Store, 4-1 Saki, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Access: 3 minutes walk from JR Yurakucho Station / Tokyo Metro Ginza Station

Opening Hours:
11:00am ~ 8:30pm (Mon/Tue/Sat)
11:00am ~ 9:00pm (Wed/Thu/Fri)
11:00am ~ 8:00 (Sun/National Holiday)

Phone: 03-3566-4060

Website: Sanrio World Ginza

 

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Most Popular