Hello Kitty Land Tokyo unveils the first Keio Line Hello Kitty trains
Hello Kitty Land Tokyo and Keio Line have launched the first ever trains covered entirely in “Hello Kitty” designs on November 1st 2018, coinciding with Hello Kitty’s “birthday”.
Taking the train to travel to Sanrio Puroland, better known as Hello Kitty Land Tokyo (URL: https://en.puroland.jp/), is becoming an unforgettable experience. Starting from November 1st the Keio Line, one of Tokyo’s major train lines, run by Keio Corporation, presented its cars in complete Hello Kitty look and feel. One out of ten trains is embellished entirely with Hello Kitty and other popular Puroland characters.
Visitors to Puroland, taking the Keio line from Shinjuku, could start their unique Hello Kitty experience already boarding the train and be welcomed after a short 30-minute ride by decorations with many Sanrio characters at Tama Centre Station, including a Hello Kitty, station master’s uniform. Hello Kitty has been appointed honorary station master in 2016.
This project has been created in close collaborated with Tama City, a Tokyo neighbourhood, and home of Sanrio Puroland, and Keio Corporation, one of Tokyo’s principal rail companies. Its start date coincides with both Hello Kitty’s birthday and the anniversary of the municipal organisation of Tama City. Keio Corporation and Sanrio Entertainment Co., Ltd start to issue special tickets, the “Amusement Passport” combining the entrance ticket for the theme park and a day pass for the Keio and Inokashira lines at a discounted fare.
*The information herein is as of November 2018