7 Hello Kitty-Themed Places Almost Too Cute To Handle

For a cartoon that's anatomically incorrect, Hello Kitty has certainly made it far. The mouthless cat avatar has captured the hearts of many fans all over the world since its debut in 1976, bringing in some $759 million of revenue for Sanrio every year. The Japanese cartoon character holds an indescribable allure to billions of people — no matter their age or nationality.

You'll get an idea of just how popular Hello Kitty is from the sheer number of establishments and products dedicated to the cat. These all-pink places are not just an exercise in nostalgia — it's the golden kitschy photo op for social media. From hotel rooms to full-on theme parks, click through for seven Hello Kitty-themed places so kawaii — that's Japanese for "cute" — you'll squeal.

Hello Kitty Secret Garden, Drusillas Park, UK

This mini attraction within an amusement park claims to be the only Hello Kitty destination in Europe. Three different Hello Kitty rides are offered, and we're swooning over this life-sized tea cup adventure.
Hello Kitty Park, Zhejiang, China

This massive theme park reportedly cost $310 million to build, and much of the budget probably went into constructing this incredible ferris wheel — it's one of those places you have to go just for the 'gram. This first-hand account of visiting the park is super fascinating.
Hello Kitty Chinese Cuisine, Hong Kong, China

Whoever conceived the idea of serving Hello Kitty-shaped dim sum should be credited as a business genius. This Chinese restaurant has become a requisite stop for avid food Instagrammers, thanks to the pork buns bearing Hello Kitty's face.
Hello Kitty Terminal, Taipei, Taiwan

If you ever find yourself in Terminal 2 of Taipei's Taoyuan Airport, make it your mission to check out area C3, a fantastical version of a departure hall adored with pink pay phones and cartoon-covered seats. Even Karlie Kloss is a fan.
Sanrio Puroland, Tokyo, Japan

This is basically what happens when Sanrio gets the Disney treatment. All anime characters in the Sanrio universe are honored at this indoor theme park, and unsurprisingly Hello Kitty is the star of the show. Be sure to check out the live musical extravaganza, where the famous cat sings and dances in a variety of elaborate Japanese costumes.
Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour, Johor, Malaysia

This hotel offers not one, but 12, Hello Kitty-themed rooms. The rooms are designed with three overarching themes define in mind: Nautical, Pink, and The Wizard of Oz — reimagined with Hello Kitty characters. Even the towels, bathrobes, and toiletries come bearing the iconic cat logo.
Hello Kitty Cafe, Seoul, Korea

Hello Kitty-themed cafes aren't anything new in Asia, but you'd be hard pressed to find one that pulls off cutesy decor as well as this restaurant in Myeong-dong, Seoul's trendiest neighborhood. Naturally, the pancakes, ice cream, and latte art all come in a Kitty-shaped motif.
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