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Celebrating 50 Years of Friendship with Hello Kitty: Discovering the Magic of Sanrio at Awaji Island

Sanrio®, the global lifestyle brand renowned for its beloved characters, is gearing up for a monumental celebration as the iconic Hello Kitty approaches her 50th anniversary. As fans of the global icon, a few Rabbit Air employees had the pleasure of traveling to Hello Kitty Smile, a theme park nestled in the picturesque setting of Awaji Island, Japan where a whimsical world lies that delights fans of all ages. These enchanting destinations offer a perfect blend of cuteness, culture, and culinary delights, making them must-visit attractions for Hello Kitty enthusiasts and curious travelers alike.

To help plan your visit, the Hello Kitty Smile website offers a sample travel itinerary to make scheduling and reservations a breeze for the perfect day. 

Hello Kitty Smile: A Waterfront Wonderland

Awaji Island is accessible via the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge from Kobe, making it a convenient day trip or a delightful weekend getaway. 

Perched along the scenic coastline, Hello Kitty Smile is a vibrant complex that exudes the charm and creativity synonymous with Sanrio's beloved character. As you approach the venue, the striking architecture immediately catches your eye, featuring bright, playful designs and a giant Hello Kitty statue welcoming visitors.

Interactive Experiences and Art Exhibitions

The art exhibitions within Hello Kitty Smile are equally mesmerizing, showcasing beautiful Hello Kitty-themed artworks and installations that blend traditional Japanese aesthetics with modern pop culture.

One of the standout attractions is the captivating projection-mapping area, "Palace of the Dragon Princess." Here, you can embark on a mesmerizing adventure through a Japanese fairy tale, guided by the enchanting Hello Kitty (virtually). As you explore each zone, don't forget to snap some memorable selfies amidst the magical ambiance!

Culinary Delights with a Hello Kitty Twist

No visit to Hello Kitty Smile is complete without indulging in the delightful culinary offerings. The Hello Kitty Smile Restaurant serves an array of delectable dishes, each presented with a touch of Hello Kitty magic. From intricately designed bento boxes to adorable desserts, the menu is a feast for both the eyes and the taste buds. For a more casual dining experience, the Hello Kitty Café offers a selection of themed snacks and beverages perfect for a quick, delightful treat.

Hello Kitty Apple House: A Sweet Retreat

A short journey from Hello Kitty Smile brings you to the charming Hello Kitty Apple House and Hello Kitty Show Box. These cozy venues are a haven for those who appreciate the sweeter things in life, celebrating Hello Kitty's love for apples in the most delightful ways. The Hello Kitty Apple House is designed to resemble a quaint apple orchard, with warm, inviting interiors adorned with Hello Kitty motifs and apple-themed decorations. The atmosphere is cozy and whimsical, making it a perfect spot to relax and soak in the charm of Hello Kitty's world.

Inside, Hello Kitty Show Box offers a variety of immersive experiences that captivate both young and old. The Smile Parade, an interactive show, invites guests to join Hello Kitty and her friends in a lively performance filled with music, dance, and dazzling light displays.

Fun facts! Both buildings have been recognized by the Guinness World Records™ as the “Largest building in the shape of an apple” and “Largest roof in the shape of a brand character” since 2022!

Bring Hello Kitty Home

Bring the magic of Hello Kitty into your home with the special edition A3 and MinusA2 Hello Kitty air purifiers. This charming device not only keeps your air fresh and clean but also adds a touch of cuteness to any room. Enjoy the perfect blend of functionality and Hello Kitty charm for a more delightful living space.

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