Sanrio Puroland Photologue

posted on: Friday, January 9, 2015

A Sanrio Puroland photo diary on everything dripping in kawaii.

Sanrio Puroland travel photologue.

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I was really excited to visit Sanrio Puroland but honestly, I was really disappointed with it. While it was filled with kawaii stuff as expected, everything just looked really outdated & it was really just a big rip off. Most of the food was portioned for children. I don’t know, maybe it is targeted at kids but I’m sure I saw more teenaged girls there than any other group of people there. It was pretty cool that you could buy the set option of most meals though. That way you’re able to keep the cup/plate/whatever. I may have spent a considerable amount of money of cups & plates in Japan.

& six dollars* for a small cup corn soup?? No thanks. Ok, I did buy it & it was good but not six dollars good.

Even the entry fee was ridiculous. Maybe it’s not exorbitant but it’s a lot to pay for a place where the average waiting line is longer than those at Tokyo Disneyland. We literally stood in line for 1.5hrs to go on a boat ride which was essentially children toys moving around & popping out at us & I have no idea how long I stood in line for to see inside Lady Kitty’s house.
They do have discount coupons on the website though, which you can print off prior to visiting. Just simply hand it in when buying your ticket!

I found that the staff there were not all that nice either (& it’s really hard to find unpleasant people in Japan – almost everyone is extremely polite & courteous) but I guess it would be fair to say you’d probably get tired of your job if 1.5 million people are filing through every year. I did get stupidly happy though when I found out there was a little games centre upstairs filled Sanrio UFO catchers! We won a few things which made the trip out to Tama totally worth it.

I wouldn’t recommend it unless you’re an absolute die hard Sanrio fan but it seems a little bizarre to me to visit Japan without checking out the home of Hello Kitty herself so enjoy the photos & follow me down below to stay updated on more Japan posts!

*Approximately what we paid during the time, converted to Australian dollars.


サンリオピューロランド Sanrio Puroland entrance.

サンリオピューロランドメニュー Sanrio Puroland menu.

Hello Kitty cushions is a UFO catcher in Japan.

STRAIGHT TO THE ARCADE – Sanrio plushy galore

サンリオピューロランド Sanrio Puroland tickets.

かわいい食べ物 サンリオピューロランド Kawaii burger set at Sanrio Puroland.

All I got was a small cup of corn soup. They’re lacking in pescetarian options but I guess that’s my fault.
Depending on what you order you get to keep the cups & plates as souvenirs!

サンリオピューロランド Sanrio Puroland in Autumn.


The cafeteria at Sanrio Puroland.

カワイイおもちゃ Sanrio Puroland Hello Kitty UFO catcher.

Sanrio Puroland parade show. Kawaii Japanese children.

女性キティの家 Lady Kitty’s house in Sanrio Puroland.
女性キティの家 Lady Kitty’s house in Sanrio Puroland.
Lady Kitty’s house in Sanrio Puroland.

Sanrio Puroland photo diary.

かわいい食べ物 Kawaii Hello Kitty eclairs at Sanrio Puroland.

I said almost.

Sanrio boat ride.

サンリオピューロランド Claw machines, UFO catchers in Sanrio Puroland, Japan.

Hello Kitty at Sanrio Puroland, Japan.

Little Twin Stars Sanrio characters boat ride.

Sanrio Puroland, Japan photo diary.

2 hour long queue wait time included

Candy shop at Sanrio Puroland.

Chrome train ride at Sanrio Puroland, Japan.

Inside the Wisdom Tree in Sanrio Puroland.

かわいいアイスクリーム Cinnamoroll soft serve ice cream at Sanrio Puroland.

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Cinamoroll soft serve ice cream – かわいいです!

  • Nicole

    Wow these photos are lovely and really cute!! Looks like you had a great time! 🙂

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  • Sarah

    LOVELY pictures. This makes me really really really want to visit Sanrioland, even more than I did before.
    xx Sarah

  • I was obsessed with Sanrio as a kid! It looks fun though too bad dated. Sometimes I think Disneyland in the States could also use a facelift to keep up with the times. Still cute to be surrounded by Hello Kitty everything!

  • Sandra Palomares

    Everything’s so cute!

  • Nico

    I liked your honest opinion, thank you! In fact it looks a little bit too old, maybe they should change colors and prints and modernize everything, I’m sure that people will enjoy it more!

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    • That’s what I thought. Even the rainbow entrance has lost it’s colour. I felt like I was sucked back into the early 90s haha

  • Thanks for the honest review. It’s too bad you were disappointed. Beautiful photos though!

  • debow

    These pictures are really beautiful !


  • It’s a shame that you were disappointed – but I suppose touristy places can be a bit of a rip off, a lot of the time! The photos are cool regardless!

    • The prices were a let down but it didn’t bother me as much as the actual place; it was really dusty & dirty in some places. It’s still an iconic place you must visit when in Japan though!