Lonely Planet Writer

You can have the full Hello Kitty experience in this Tokyo hotel

A Tokyo hotel is offering a full Hello Kitty experience, complete with decorated rooms, branded amenities and special meals all based around the famous feline character.

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The Keio Plaza hotel offers a Hello Kitty themed rooms. Image by Keio Plaza hotel
Hello Kitty Hotel
The Hello Kitty themed room service breakfast experience. Image by Keio Plaza hotel

Located in the popular neighbourhood of Shinjuku in the heart of Tokyo, the Keio Plaza Hotel has created a bespoke package for fans of Hello Kitty. The hotel chain also offers the experience in their Tama branch, located approximately about 30 kilometres west of the Tokyo city centre. Guests can book into the Princess Kitty-themed rooms, decorated in a sea of vibrant pink colours, with high-heeled chairs, Hello Kitty toiletries, wallpaper, slippers and even a Hello Kitty kettle.

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Guests can bring home a range of Hello Kitty themed souvenirs from the experience. Image by Keio Plaza hotel
Hello Kitty Hotel
The Princess Kitty Room. Image by Keio Plaza hotel

The experience comes complete with a themed room service breakfast menu that includes an omelette, soup, a sandwich, a salad, and juice, all decorated and created to feature Japan’s favourite cat. Guests can bring home a range of Hello Kitty-themed souvenirs from the rooms, including letter writing sets, a doll, pens and skin care sets.

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A Kitty Cake from the experience. Image by Keio Plaza hotel
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A range of the Kitty Drinks available with the experience. Image by Keio Plaza hotel

The hotel chain first opened the Hello Kitty-themed rooms in 2014, to celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th birthday on 1 November. The popularity of the much loved character has led to many establishments and brands adopting the theme in recent years, such as the Hello Kitty hotpot restaurant in Shanghai, the creation of Hello Kitty melons that are for sale in Japan, while Taiwan has a Hello Kitty-themed train, hospital and flight service.

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The rooms feature themed furniture, like a large high heeled shoe. Image by Keio Plaza hotel
The colorful character is one of Japan's most loved mascots.
The colourful character is one of Japan’s most loved mascots. Image by Keio Plaza hotel

The Tama hotel is located a five-minute walk away from Sanrio Puroland, the theme park that is home to Hello Kitty. More information on booking the experience is available on the Keio Plaza Hotel website.
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