Hello Kitty turns 45 and will celebrate in style. Starting from 12th January 2019 until year-end Sanrio Puroland, better known as Hello Kitty Land Tokyo, and its sister park Harmonyland will be celebrating the anniversary, all Under the concept of “My First Kitty.”

Throughout the year Hello Kitty Land Tokyo will launch a series of activities to mark this special year.

Meet and Greet with Hello Kitty

Every morning (starting 15min after the opening of the park and on for about 30 minutes) visitors can meet and greet Hello Kitty at Lady Kitty House, covered with pink and lavender colours. Special anniversary rosettes, designed in 45 popular historical Hello Kitty styles from 1974 to 2017, are available to guests.

Sweets and Strawberries

Hello Kitty Land Tokyo inaugurates the first seasonal event of the year, Sweets Puro, under the theme of “Sweets and strawberries” running from 18th January until 12th March 2019.  It ties in with the traditional Valentine’s Day and the season of strawberry picking in Japan, between January and May.

In line with the theme Puroland launches “Ichigo Ichie”, a new illumination shows predominantly featuring shades of pink. Many of Hello Kitty Land’s loveable characters will be dressed in strawberry costumes.

The theme park offers Instagram-worthy spots such as a strawberry carriage fully decorated with anniversary presents for Hello Kitty, a balcony on a tower draped with ribbons, and a big piece of strawberry sponge cake with MyMelody posing with fans.

In addition, photo studio visitors will be able to have their pictures taken with Hello Kitty dressed in her special 45th-anniversary robe, covered in flower petals.

And every morning from 12th January until 12th March Hello Kitty’s twin sister, Mimmy, will also pay guests a visit.

More information will be forthcoming.