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Sanrio Puroland: Pastel Paradise With Cute Parades & Sanrio Characters Come To Life

Sanrio Puroland in Tokyo

Meeting our childhood heroes may be a pipe dream for many, but if your hero happens to be one of the cuddly characters from Sanrio, Tokyo’s Sanrio Puroland may be where you can fulfil your dreams for a day.

Sanrio-themed attractions & rides

Sanrio Puroland - cinnamoroll Image credit: @maina_amai

Spanning 4 storeys, Sanrio Puroland is an indoor theme park that’s dedicated to the wildly adorable characters of the Sanrio universe. 

Sanrio Puroland - boat rideImage credit: @purolandjp

Like most amusement parks, Sanrio Puroland offers the usual lineup of attractions, though the most popular ride is the Sanrio Character Boat Ride on the second floor. There, visitors can sail down in a boat while they watch Sanrio mascots dance and make merry along the way. 

Sanrio Puroland - pompompurin room
Photo spot at Nico Nico Purin Room.
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Sanrio Puroland

Tons of cute themed rooms adorned with Sanrio character motifs can also be found at the premise, providing plenty of photo spots for diehard fans. 

Sanrio Puroland - illumination showIllumination show with motifs of Cinnamoroll.
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Sanrio Puroland - mascotsImage credit: @purolandjp

At the Character Greeting Residence in Puro Village, you can meet your favourite characters, talk to them, and even score a commemorative photo. The rotating line-up is updated on Sanrio Puroland’s website regularly, so be sure to take a look in advance if there are any characters you’d love to meet. 

Catch your favourite characters at musicals & parade shows

Sanrio Puroland - hello kitty in yukata
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Nothing says sensory overload like live shows, and at Sanrio Puroland, there are plenty of parade shows, performances, and light shows lined up daily. 

Sanrio Puroland - kuromi
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Spot your beloved characters in fancy costumes as they dance and sing along to the catchiest tunes. 

Sanrio Puroland - kuromi
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Sanrio Puroland - parade showImage adapted from: @p___abc

Due to the sheer amount of activities and performances, we highly recommend trying to get to the theme park slightly before opening time to get the most out of your day. 

Daily live performances, as well as their showtimes and locations, can be found on the official Puroland site. Do check it out before your visit as this will be useful if you want to decide what to prioritise. It’s best to have at least a rough plan of the attractions that you want to visit in order to make sure your day goes smoothly.

Scoring cheaper tickets & express passes

Sanrio Puroland - ticketsImage adapted from: @naaayu666

Prices of admission tickets to Sanrio Puroland vary depending on the day you visit. It ranges from ¥3,600-¥4,900 (~USD27.40-USD37.30) for adults, and ¥2,500-¥3,800 (~USD 19.04-USD 28.94) for children and seniors.

Visitors entering the theme park after 2pm are eligible for discounted tickets, which cost ¥2,400-¥3,200 (~USD18.36-USD24.49) for adults, and ¥2,200-¥2,900 (~USD 16.83-USD 22.18) for children and seniors.  

To skip the queues, get the Puropass for an additional fee of ¥1,500 (~USD 11.48).

Sanrio Puroland - meet and greet
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Plan ahead by checking out the attractions you want to visit here. Special birthday events are held for characters monthly, so we recommend coinciding your visit with your favourite Sanrio mascot character’s birthday

Getting to Sanrio Puroland

Sanrio Puroland - entranceImage credit: @mari2910me

The indoor theme park is located conveniently near Tama-Centre Station, an aptly themed train station that’s embellished with Sanrio motifs. 

Those coming by the Keio Line can hop on the train that’s bound for Hashimoto at Shinjuku Station (¥325, ~USD2.48). Alight at Keio Tama-Centre Station, then exit from the central ticket gate and turn left to locate Sanrio Puroland.  

Sanrio Puroland - entrance
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Alternatively, you can take the Odakyu Line from Shinjuku Station to Odakyu Tama Centre Station (¥377, ~USD2.88). In this case, exit through the west gantry and turn left.

Address: 1 Chome-31 Ochiai, Tama, 206-8588 Tokyo
Opening hours: 9.30am-5pm, Daily (Closed irregularly, so check their schedule beforehand)
Admission: ¥3,600-¥4,900 (~USD27.40-USD37.30) for adults, ¥2,500-¥3,800 (~USD 19.04-USD 28.94) for children and seniors
Contact: 0423-39-1111 | Sanrio Puroland website

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Cover image adapted from (clockwise from left to right): @purolandjp, @paruchi_8 and Sanrio Puroland