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This theme park was opened on December 7, 1990 and run by the Sanrio Company. Many people have come to this park for its rides using famous characters, such as Hello Kitty, Jewelpet, My Melody, Cinnamoroll, etc. It hosts many kinds of attractions, musicals, theme rides, and restaurants. To make it more interesting to visit, it has a big gift shop selling merchandises of Sanrio characters.
Visiting Tokyo Sanrio Puroland to Enjoy Internationally Famous Sanrio Characters
There are two kinds of rides here, the Sanrio Characters Boat Ride and My Melody Drive. Both are intended to be for little kids. Their rides are well-done. When having the Boat Ride, visitors will pass the homes of Sanrio characters, Badtz Maru's cave, and Keroppi's pond. This attraction is a five-star attraction. This attraction is the most popular among others. It is suggested that visitors try this attraction two hours before the closing time. The rides won't be too crowded. In the morning, there are many people who want to come to this attraction. The line can take forty minutes.
Hello Kitty's party will be based on the season. Like this October, people in the world will celebrate Halloween, Hello Kitty will hold a Halloween Party for sure. The party will have a Japanese touch of course—there are elements of Japanese popular cosplays. The party will have two seasons—in the morning, when Hello Kitty and My Melody will be as witches or ghosts. The other characters will wear Halloween costumes as well. Visitors are invited to take a picture with them and dressed in Halloween costumes. Merchandises with Sanrio characters in Halloween costumes are available to purchase. At night, Hello Kitty will appear as Vampire Kitty or Ghost Kitty. The Puro Ranger and the Cinnamorroll Ranger will be in the parade as well. They will act to catch the vampires and ghosts with the guests' help.
In the Hello Kitty's house—Lady Kitty House, there are her family's portraits in Renaissance style, a bathtub which is shaped like Hello Kitty's face, pieces of jewelry, purses, fancy furniture pieces, and the TV and computer which shaped like her face as well. Another famous Sanrio characters' house is Kiki and Lala's house. Visitors will be traveling to the Dream Star Cloud. This is the place where Kiki and Lala were born. The home is sealed with the cloud. Its pieces of furniture are designed to be pastel colored. Visitors can take pictures for free here.
Visitors coming to Tokyo Sanrio Puroland will have a chance to enjoy the musical performance that mixes the Kawaii Sanrio characters and the Kabuki's Marchen Theater. The Sanrio theater troupe started its carrier when they performed Momotaro where Badtz Maru played as the ghost role. Dear Daniel, together with Pompompurin and Cinnamorroll acted as the warriors to fight the ghost. During the battle, Momotaro played by Hello Kitty came up. You also can enjoy the most loved musical show—Hello Kitty in Wonderland. Here, Hello Kitty plays as Alice—the main character in Alice in the wonderland.
The food courts and restaurants are the cutest and most adorable in Tokyo. The kinds of food are the foods that you can find everywhere in Japan such as Ramen and Curry, but all the foods in Sanrio Park are served cutely. It is suggested to just stick to the appearance of the served foods and not to the taste. So, when you take pictures with the foods, the results will be too cute to not upload in your media social accounts. The desserts are best of the meals.
How to Get Tickets?
The fee is from 3,000 Yen to 4,500 Yen depending on the visitors' age and events. However, visitors are suggested to book online first. The visitors will be sent the printed or mobile vouchers. Before visiting, makes sure that you see the validity of the vouchers.
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Best Time to Visit
Sanrio Park opens every day from 10 AM to 5 PM. On Saturdays, it closes at 6 PM. On the weekend, it can close at 8 PM depending on the events. It is great if you check its official calendar first when planning to visit the park. Remember, in off-season, Sanrio can be closed on weekdays. It is also suggested that visitors check its regular time for maintaining the rides.
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How To Get There?
Sanrio theme park is located on 1-31 Ochiai, Tama-shi 206-8588. It is great if you take the Tokyo Metro. It takes only five minutes from Tama toshi Monorail Station, Keio Sagamihara Line, and Odakyu Tama Line.