Sanrio Puroland + VLOG

May 29, 2015

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I first heard about Sanrio Puroland at a ’Tokyo Life’ event in London when I was 8 years old – now I’ve finally been! Sanrio are the Japanese company behind various cute characters such as My Melody, Little Twin Stars, Chococat, Keroppi and of course, Hello Kitty, and as you might expect the theme park is one of the most kawaii places I’ve ever visited. I actually videoed my time there and am very proud to present the below video diary, which features the show, the parade, the rides, me completely losing it on the boat ride and the shop.

Pictures speak louder than words, and moving pictures speak louder than non-moving pictures.. so I hope you’ll watch the video! It’s not too long, and please bear in mind I’m not a seasoned pro with this vlogging stuff – this is the first time I’ve made a video for this purpose. Let me know what you think as I’ve got a few more on the way! I’ve also included some tips and directions at the bottom in case you’re planning a trip to Sanrio Puroland anytime soon. Enjoy! x

TIPS:

– The park is fairly small, so you’re unlikely to need a whole day unless you want to watch all the shows. Arrive early to do so as most of the shows are done by about 4.30pm (save for the main arena show).

– Tickets are very reasonable – but bring money as there is merchandise EVERYWHERE and much of it is exclusive to the park. I found it to be very fairly priced compared to the internet/Hello Kitty section in Hamleys. In my experience theme parks and tourist destinations tend to inflate their prices a lot but the opposite seemed to be true at Sanrio Puroland. (I’ve got a big Japan “haul” post coming soon if you want to see what I’ve got, and a giveaway if you want in on the action!).

– I went alone, and was seemingly the only person above the age of 16 who wasn’t accompanying a child and the only non-Japanese person – but I didn’t care! The staff were all incredibly friendly and there are enough signs in English to get you around if, like me, your Japanese is a little lacking.

– I’d recommend going on all the rides – there’s no big thrills (mostly dark rides) but they’re all very cute and the level of detail is impressive.

– I forgot to video or photograph my food – but it was all shaped like various characters, so do stop by the restaurants!
HOW TO GET THERE:

– You will need to get the Keio line from Chofu, Tokyo to Keio Tama Centre – this was one of my only non-JR journeys and cost the equivalent of £3, so I decided I could live with it. You can also take the monorail back but it’s a much longer journey!

– From the station it is an incredibly simple walk – straight, turn left when you reach a massive arch with Hello Kitty on and can see the centre. If you do decide to get lost there are adorable maps everywhere with Sanrio characters to guide the way – so cute I took a picture!

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16 responses to “Sanrio Puroland + VLOG”

  1. ellieeburns says:

    omfg this is incredible i want to go!!!! also love your vlog x

  2. marieken says:

    What an adorable place, and I really enjoyed watching the video you’ve made 🙂

  3. Gil Zetbase says:

    Amazing post!
    Have a nice week end!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase
    http://www.gilzetbase.com/

  4. Denise says:

    Oh, wow, wow and again wow, it’s all so nice! I live Sanrio, and Hello Kitty is very sweet! I bought a shampoo last week, that was Hello Kitty! What I most liked was that you said you and a 16 year-old were there, and the one accompanying a child 🙂 Why not, when something is fun, why not? And alone, in my opinion, seems much better! We enjoy much more! Hope you have a very nice weekend!
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  5. I didn’t heard about it before, but after this post I think is really an awesome experience

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  6. Jane says:

    Oh wow! This is just so overwhelmingly cute haha!

  7. Kati says:

    Wow, definitely cuteness overload!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

  8. Laura says:

    this is so cute! and i’ll have to come back to watch the vlog later:-) xx

  9. Sybil says:

    too much cuteness!! aahh, i love little twin stars!! 🙂

    Have a nice day!
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  10. winnie says:

    Ahhhhh everything is so cute! I would love it there. Yes I’d be slightly overwhelmed by the kawaii kitsch but hell, it’s puroland! You were actually quite restrained with your purchases no? Oh my gosh! Everything is so awesome. I definitely need to visit at some point. What was the age range that visited? Mostly kids? Mixture?

    • tapeparade says:

      I don’t know, I definitely have a kitchen full of Sanrio-themed food now hahah. I tried to hold back though! It was mostly kids and teenagers yeah – as I said in the video I was definitely the only person in their twenties. I didn’t care though, it was just so cute! 🙂 x

  11. Ice Pandora says:

    Ah man, Sanrio Land! I want to visit you!!
    Again, thanks for the tip and sharing your
    experience 😛 and good job for going there
    alone as well! I wouldn’t mind going there
    by myself c: and you have bought nice
    things too I see!

    Xx http://icepandora.blogspot.com

  12. Caitlin says:

    That video was SO adorable!! “Holy craaaap!”

  13. Priya says:

    OMG, Laila. I loved watching that video. It was hilarious and awesome, great vlog! I can’t get over how cute and colorful everything is…there was a time in my life where I really liked Sanrio stuff!

    ♥ perfectly Priya

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