Indoor theme park dedicated to Hello Kitty- Hello Kitty’s Kawaii Paradise opens in Japan

An indoor theme park dedicated to Hello Kitty- Hello Kitty’s Kawaii Paradise, opened Friday in Tokyo with many tourist-friendly spots, including a multilingual planetarium like theater. 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. Kawaii (which means cute in Japanese) Paradise is in the growing Venus Fort shopping complex. The 10,000-square foot indoor theme park also has a restaurant and gift shop 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 facility’s operator, PleasureCast Co., a subsidiary of Namco Ltd., said it is hoping for 700,000 visitors in the first year. There are two other theme parks — Sanrio Puroland and Harmonyland — dedicated to Hello Kitty and other characters in the Sanrio universe. But this is the first park where Hello Kitty does not share the marquee with her friends.

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