More likely a better recognisable name for the place would be “Hello Kitty’s World”. Yup. That’s where I was today. Don’t ask.
Or is that so? At first I was very sceptic about the idea. A friend of mine works there as a dancer and performer and she invited me over to watch her on the stage. I also got a free entry and a ticket to be a part of 25th Hello Kitty’s Town anniversary open only to a few. I was pretty much disarmed at this point and had to say yes. I was soon to find out I was very wrong about being negative about the idea. I had great time!
They start at 10AM, so we had a pleasure to wait in a really long queue before they spread the doors wide open. You would be surprised how many people find some excitement and fun in Hello Kitty. I saw tons of families, but also couples and singles, both man and female.
The entrance costs 3300 yen for an adult and 2500 yen for a child. All attractions inside are free of charge. If you want you can enjoy some fancy hello-kitty-shaped hot food or desserts and buy tons of souvenirs.
Although the park consists of many things to do, they all rather aimed at children and the most exciting part of the day for an adult are performances. They actually really, really good. They hire professional dancers and they all look incredible.
At some point I watched them, too. To be honest, my cheeks hurt from laughing and I had really great time. Who would knew! (note: I don’t understand most of things they say) I actually managed to hug a person size Hello Kitty and it’s friends, get it’s signature on a photo and… Just enjoy myself. It’s not as fun as Disneyland, but if you are nearby or just looking where to spent a few hours, go to Sanrio Puroland. You won’t regret it.