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Hello Kitty Land Tokyo launches first Keio Line trains

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, November 1, 2018  /  03:39 pm
Hello Kitty Land Tokyo launches first Keio Line trains

Sanrio Puroland in Tama City, Tokyo, Japan. (Shutterstock/File)

Starting Thursday, travelers taking the train to Sanrio Puroland, also known as Hello Kitty Land Tokyo, will get to hop on train cars that are themed with Hello Kitty and other Puroland characters.

One out of 10 Keio Line trains run by Keio Corporation feature the designs.

After taking a 30-minute ride from Shinjuku Station, visitors can expect to be welcomed by Sanrio characters upon arriving at Tama Centre Station, including a Hello Kitty, which was appointed honorary station master in 2016, according to a statement.

The launch of this project on Nov. 1 coincides with Hello Kitty's birthday as well as the anniversary of the Tama City municipal organization.

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A special ticket called the Amusement Passport comprises an entrance ticket to the theme park and a day pass for the Keio and Inokashira lines and is available for tourists at a discounted price (3,500 yen [US$31] for adults and 2,700 yen for children).

Following the launch of the Hello Kitty-designed train cars, Puroland also launched its indoor "White Christmas" event that will run from Nov. 9 to Dec. 25. 

"We are very excited about the new projects and hope that visitors from all over the world will enjoy them," said Kentaro Kawai from Sanrio Entertainment Co. Ltd. (acr/kes)