Tel/Fax: 080-3207-6191

Welcome to Sanrio Puroland, home of Hello Kitty, My Melody, Cinnamoroll, and other friends waiting to entertain both your young children and their accompanying adult entourage. There’s no doubt about it: this place is for kids.

For the uninitiated, Kitty-chan, as she is affectionately known in Japan, is now a worldwide “star.” Her story line is simple: Kitty was born in London, has a twin sister Mimi, weighs the same as three apples, and her surname is White. Hello Kitty was launched by Sanrio in 1974, and this tiny kitten’s popularity has grown immeasurably in 30 years. Although Sanrio Puroland in western Tokyo features many characters, Hello Kitty is undoubtedly the main attraction.

Entering this entirely indoor amusement park, you may meet and greet Kitty’s father, George White, before descending the escalator into the central area containing the “Tree of Wisdom.” There is only one ride at Sanrio Puroland; similar to Tokyo Disneyland’s “It’s A Small World,” a boat travels through colorful character filled rooms. As the crowds will build during the day, consider doing the boat ride early.

Another attraction is Hello Kitty’s house, recognizable by her pink and white convertible parked outside. Kitty-chan has some cute “stuff” inside her home, just waiting for children to try, test and explore. At the exit, you will be ushered into a room for your private photo session with Hello Kitty herself!

Last, and certainly not least, are several sweet musicals that are entertaining even if you don’t speak Japanese. If you time it right, you can watch the main musical extravaganza around the “Tree of Wisdom,” and also see extremely cute shows in the charming venues of “The Fairyland,” “Merchen,” and “Discoveryland Theaters.”

When it is time to say “Good-Bye Kitty,” try to save a little time for the massive Sanrio gift shop. Whether or not you intend to purchase, it is worth a visit just to marvel at the vast array of character merchandise available. You will undoubtedly have very tired youngsters at day’s end. However, as with all new adventures in Japan, the visit to Sanrio Puroland will give you another unique, and in this case kawaii (cute!) Japanese experience to write home about.

Sanrio Puroland, 1-31-Ochiai, Tama-shi, Tokyo / 042-339-1111

Weekdays:10-5, Sat&Holidays 10-8 (English) (Japanese/English):hours, closed days, prices (English): travel directions

Please note, strollers are not permitted inside Sanrio Puroland.

All Articles
Accommodation Tips
Asakusa Day Trip
Asukayama Park
Beijing With Kids
Dad's Day - Yoyogi Park
Dad's Zone: Baseball
Dad's Zone: Driving Range
Day Trip: Edo-Tokyo
Day Trip: Jindaiji Temple
Day Trip: Kappa-bashi Dori
Day Trip: Kawagoe
Day Trip: Kodomo-No-Kuni
Day Trip: Sanrio Puroland
Day Trip: Tama Zoo
Day Trip: Yomiuriland
Drop in Center
Fantasy Kids Resort
Gyosen Koen
Horse Riding in Mongolia
Huis Ten Bosch
Ice Skating
Ice Skating
Kasai Rinkai Park
Komatsuzawa Leisure Farm
Maritime Museum
Mount Tsukuba
Muscle Park
National Science Museum
Organic Food Market
Park: Baji Kouen
Park: Fuchu no Mori Kouen
Park: Himonya Koen
Park: Inokashira Koen
Park: Jidouyuen
Park: Junk Park
Park: Nogawa Koen
Park: Senzoke-Ike Koen
Park: Setagaya Park
Park: Shizen Kyoikuen
Park: Taiya-Koen
RS101: Kid-O-Kid Borne Lund
RS101: Kodomo No Shiro
RS101: Meguro Gajoen Hotel
RS101: Rainy Season 101
RS101: Spa Resort Hawaiian
Sakate Park
Tokyo Aquariums
Tokyo For Trainspotters
Winter Illuminations
Winter in Japan
Yokohama: Golf
Yotsuya Fire Museum