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Hello Kitty theme park Sanrio Puroland is reopening mid-July

After months of closure, the indoor theme park will open its doors again on July 20 with new safety measures

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Following the reopening of attractions and theme parks across the city including Tokyo Disneyland, Sanrio Puroland is gearing up to reopen after months of closure due to Covid-19 coronavirus. Visitors will finally be able to head back to the indoor theme park – closed since February 22 – to visit Sanrio’s most popular characters including Hello Kitty, Gudetama, Cinnamoroll and more. 

Sanrio Puroland is also hosting a special pre-opening event from July 13 to 19, where annual passport holders and select guests with entry passes will have a chance to visit before the grand reopening on July 20. To get one of the pre-opening entry passes, you’ll have to enter a lottery (Japanese only). 

The theme park is also implementing a number of new safety measures for coronavirus prevention, including temperature checks at the entrance, compulsory wearing of face masks, two-metre social distancing rules, regular sanitisation, spacing guests apart at theatre performances, and limiting interactions with Hello Kitty and friends.

If you can’t make it to Sanrio Puroland, you can still get your cute character fix. The new Sanrio Cafe has opened inside Ikebukuro’s Sunshine City shopping centre, where you can dine on all sorts of adorable dishes like Hello Kitty pancakes and My Melody mochi daifuku.

Heading out? Read our guide on how to go out safely in Tokyo, or anywhere for that matter. 

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