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.