June 16, 2016

Japan Day 2: Sanrio Puroland

I’m not a fan of Hello Kitty so going to Sanrio Puroland is not on my bucket list but when I was planning for our Japan itinerary, I learned that Sanrio Puroland is only 5 minutes walk from our hotel so I included this on my list.

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Trivia: Sanrio comes from "san" meaning three in Japanese and "rio" meaning river in Spanish. Sanrio means to join three rivers of the world.



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I'm not sure if my son would love the idea of going there because I think it is girly thing so prior to our trip, I already showed him the pictures on the website. He was not excited because he prefers Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo Disney Sea but I told him that we will visit those places some other time. 


The hotel provided directions on how to get there. I really appreciate our hotel location because we don’t need to ride train or bus just to visit this indoor theme park. It is big savings since train and bus fare is not cheap.




We left 15 minutes before 10AM and I was surprised to see the long lines. We were there waiting for the opening, only to find out na mali pila ko. Hindi pala pila yun sa ticket booth, pila pala yun ng may ticket na. Waah! So nasayang oras ko sa pagpila and I have to fall in line again in the ticket booth. 

Sanrio Puroland Entrance Fee 


Weekends and Public Holidays: Adult 3,800 yen Child 2,700 yen 

Weekdays: Adult 3,300 yen Child 2,500 yen 

To save money, I printed discount from their website. It is just 100 yen discount per ticket but still a saving. (pwede na pandagdag pambili ng drinks)




I was glad that the guide and map has English version but unfortunately, the programs and flyers have no English version so we missed some shows and were late in the parade show. 




The theme park is open from 10AM to 5PM, it was not that big but we were not able to tour the whole place. I was so sad because we missed the 2F of Sanrio Town. Among the attractions we were not able to visit the Lady Kitty House and Kiki & Lala Twinkling Tour. 



Moving on, our first stop is Discovery Theater, I’m aware that there is no English version or subtitles but still we enjoyed the show. We just followed the people, so if they shake their phones, we will shake it too. Hahaha! 



Then we rode the “Mymeroad Drive”, I bought souvenir photo that you can design at 1,100 yen. The ride lasted for two minutes. 



We fell in line for some photo op even I’m not familiar with the name of those characters. Hehehe! 




There are only two rides in Sanrio Puroland, so we went to Sanrio Character Boat Ride



At lunch time, I wanted to go back to the hotel because I left my powerbank but I’ve read that “Re-entering is not acceptable. Please kindly note that re-entering is forbidden today.” So we just ate our lunch inside the park "Character Food Court"



And because we ate late lunch, we were also late in Miracle Gift Parade but I'm still glad because we were able to watch part of the show. Hirap lang makasingit, so I’m watching from afar. Hehehe! Thank God for zoom feature of my camera. 




Good thing that we watched shows dahil dun ko lang nakita si Hello Kitty hehehe!. The show in Marchen Theater has subtitle but the problem is, you have to move your head from left to right. Watch the show on the stage and read the subtitle at the monitor (right part of the stage). 




Then photo-op again, actually my son was not enjoying falling in line for photos but I still want this because this is the only chance na may picture kami together na maayos. Hehehe! But every time that we will fall in line, napapalitan na yung character so yung gusto namin, napalitan na. Hahaha! 



After that, we watched another show at Fairyland Theater, no English subtitle. 



Though Sanrio Puroland is not on my bucket list, we still enjoyed this theme park. I just hope the operation hours were not limited to 5PM. We still want to visit the other attractions but we have no more time. But if you have daughters or if you are a fan of Hello Kitty, this place is like heaven to you. 



We bought Tomica Cars for our souvenir, only to find out na mas mura sa mall which is just walking distance din sa hotel namin. Lol 



We walked back to hotel waiting for my husband so we can go to Shibuya

Note: Sanrio Puroland has free wifi though there are some spots that you cannot connect.

24 comments:

  1. The place is so cute and so girly! Hehe! :) My niece would looove to go to Hello Kitty land! Sa sanrio store pa nga lang nagpapanic na sya, pano pa kaya dyan! Hehehe! Thanks for sharing btw :)

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    1. So many Helly Kitty stuff in Sanrio Puroland, for sure ma-overwhelmed siya. hehehe!

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  2. Wah, I so wanted to come here during our Tokyo visit, but my boys weren't very cooperative. I think it was too girly for them (the down side of having no little girls at home). Haizzz life...

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    1. Hehehe! My son doesn't like to go din pero no choice siya. hehehe!

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  3. Oh my gosh, the entire place is so charming! I'll probably go gaga if I step foot on Sanrio Puroland!

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  4. Gah pangarap oo yan grade 2 pa ko whenever I watch oh tokyo on Sky cable. Lucky you!

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  5. Oh my! My mother-in-law is such an ultimate fan of hello kitty. I hope someday we can bring her to Sanrio Puroland as our way of giving thanks because she's the one who takes care of our son :)

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    1. Treating her at Sanrio Puroland is really a good treat for HK fan. :)

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  6. I'm leaving for Japan in a couple days! Might try to squeeze this into our itinerary 😊

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  7. My mom and bunny would love this attraction! They both adore Hello kitty and they will really make the most out of their visit there.

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  8. I love Hello Kitty. I'm happy your son accompanied and support you to visit Sanrio Puroland. Wishing to visit this someday. My relatives live in Japan.

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    1. Yes, he has no choice but to go with me. hehehe! But he enjoyed it naman. :)

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  9. This reminds me of our Hello Kitty trip in Jeju, Korea. We were with 6 boys that time who were all weirded out that we were going to such a girly place. Haha. In the end though, I think everyone had fun.

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    1. I think I've read your Hello Kitty post too. :)

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  10. I think it's actually you mommy who enjoyed the trip to Sanrio Puroland. I'd love to see it for myself, too.

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  11. Wow, oh wow!!!! I wonder if I'll ever be able to visit this place, ang gandaaaaa!

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  12. OMG! My daughters and I would love this place. I've been a Sanrio fan since I was a kid. Haha! Sometimes I still collect My Melody stuff. :)

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    1. I'm not a fan but I enjoyed the place so I'm sure you and your daughters will really have a great time in Sanrio Puroland.

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  13. I am a fan! Kinikilig ako seeinh your pictures! I hope to go der soon!

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  14. Surely those Sanrio fanatics will be super happy to be in that place. I, too , would be overwhelmed as there are a number of Programs and activities available. And so gentleman of your son to join his mama.

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  15. My girls would absolutely love Sanrio Puroland!!!I would enjoy it too..hehe

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  16. Di din ako fan ni Hello Kitty. Actually, hate ko sya. Hahaha! Pero my daughter loves cat and anything pink so I guess she'd love this one. Very nice detailed post. :)

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    1. Thanks! Mas type ko si Mickey Mouse, ayaw sa pusa non. hehehe!

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