Sanrio’s flagship store was re-opened in late October 2009 with the largest selection of Sanrio goods in Japan, amassing all the Sanrio characters together in one epicentre of saccharine cuteness. A statue of Hello Kitty standing on a white globe greets shoppers, and the store is systematically divided into five zones with seven distinct categories including a Hello Kitty Store, and Kiki and Lala themed boutiques modelled on the characters Little Twin Stars. The store stocks a staggering 10,000 items – perfect if you’re looking for that special Sanrio gift, but be careful you don’t get overloaded with the sweetness.
|Venue name:||Sanrio World Ginza|
Nishi-Ginza Dept. Store 2F, 4-1 Nishi-Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo
|Opening hours:||Mon, Tue, Sat 11am-8.30pm; Wed, Thu, Fri 11am-9pm; Sun & hols 11am-8pm|
|Transport:||Yurakucho Station (Keihin-Tohoku, Yamanote, Yurakucho lines); Ginza Station (Ginza, Marunouchi, Hibiya lines)|