New Hello Kitty theme park opens in Odaiba   Leave a comment

Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010



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I say hello: Sanrio Co. characters dance in a new themepark Hello Kitty’s Kawaii Paradise in Koto Ward, Tokyo, on Thursday. The theme park was opened by Namco Ltd. on Friday. KYODO PHOTO


Hello Kitty — the ‘constellation’

Kyodo News

An indoor theme park dedicated to Hello Kitty, Sanrio Co.’s popular cat character, opened Friday in Tokyo with many tourist-friendly spots, including a multilingual planetariumlike theater.

Hello Kitty’s Kawaii (cute) Paradise also has a restaurant and gift shop in its 891-sq.-meter facility at the Venus Fort commercial complex in the Odaiba district, near the expanded Haneda airport, which opened a new international terminal the previous day.

The theater shows a short program in Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese and English, and projects “constellations” in the shape of Sanrio characters. The restaurant serves Hello Kitty pancakes.

The facility’s operator, PleasureCast Co., a subsidiary of Namco Ltd., said it is hoping for 700,000 visitors in the first year, including tourists from other parts of Asia using Haneda airport.



Posted October 23, 2010 by japanexplorer

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