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Why should the mouse have all the fun? The queen of cute Hello Kitty and her friends have their very own theme park in Tokyo, and you’re invited! We’ve been wanting to pay this fine feline a visit for the longest time, and a couple of weeks ago we finally did.
At Sanrio Puroland you’ll get to meet all your favorite characters such as Pompompurin and Gudetama AND eat them too in the special character food court. Well, we love that lazy egg, so we ordered the Gudetama dishes!
As you can see, the presentation is tops, but the food itself was a little bland for our liking. I guess we can’t really expect much from a professional slacker like Gudetama!
There are plenty of cute things to see and do in here – here are a whole bunch of pictures for you to see for yourself!
Are you back? Great. 🙂 The place isn’t big on rides – they have a couple of tame ones like the Sanrio Character Boat Ride – but where it really shines is in the different character “lands” where you can basically drown yourself in your favorite character.
Popular ones are the Lady Kitty House for Hello Kitty fans and the recently opened – surprise – Gudetama Land. As you can probably tell by now, he’s really popular here.
Hopefully you’ll manage to grab a pic with Gudetama before he starts to get runny and disappears! Don’t worry though, even if you don’t, there’s plenty of merch there to crack your eggy itch.
The highlight for us was the parade show in the main area. Hello Kitty turns 25 this year, and to celebrate, Sanrio created an all-new show called Miracle Gift Parade that combines dazzling laser lights, colorful character floats and exuberant Kyary Pamyu Pamyu-ish costume designs.
It was quite an experience, and kids will especially love it. If you have kids and don’t have the time or budget for Tokyo Disneyland, Sanrio Puroland is just the ticket! Being completely indoors you won’t have to worry about the weather and it’s nowhere near as crowded as Disneyland or Sea.
One thing to note is that the park closes earlier than most people expect – 5pm weekdays and 8pm weekends, so you might want to head there in the morning. It’s not very big, so you can comfortably explore the place and be done by mid-afternoon.
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Tama Center Station (Keio and Odakyu lines)
10.00am – 5.00pm
Weekends and Public Holidays
10.00am – 8.00pm
Closed on scheduled days – click here to check schedule.
4,000 – 6,000 Yen