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Hello Kitty Facilities for Fun on Awaji Island

On the west coast of Awaji Island, there are facilities for the Sanrio character “Hello Kitty,” which is popular with children and adults alike: HELLO KITTY SMILE, HELLO KITTY SHOW BOX, and HELLO KITTY APPLE HOUSE. We will introduce what kind of fun you can have at each facility.

HELLO KITTY at Sea, HELLO KITTY SMILE

At HELLO KITTY SMILE, visitors can enjoy a projection mapping world inspired by the Palace of Dragon Princess, the palace which appears in one of the Japanese folk tale, “Urashima Taro”. There are various areas such as a photo-op spot where the entire wall is covered with Hello Kitty and a Ghost Leg Lottery Game that reacts when the wall is touched. Visitors can also try their hand at playing the “Gara-pon” lottery, in which they will receive a present if they complete all of the missions.

The Hello Kitty you can see at the HELLO KITTY SMILE is dressed in an original costume inspired by the world of the Palace of the Dragon Princess. If you visit HELLO KITTY SMILE, why not take a commemorative photo during the meet and greet time?

There are four restaurants in the facility, where you can enjoy authentic Chinese cuisine, pasta, sweets, and other delicacies using the abundant ingredients of Awaji Island, which was called “Mitsukekuni (the land which offered seafood and other produce to the imperial court)” at an ancient time. The GARDEN Terrace and Restaurant Tamatebako offer a special meet and greet service during lunch and dinner hours, where you can take a commemorative photo with Hello Kitty, the Princess.

In addition to restaurants, there are stores selling Sanrio characters and other cute goods available only in Ginza and Awaji Island. In addition to Sanrio products, HELLO KITTY SMILE limited edition goods are also available, making it a great place to buy souvenirs.

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Location HELLO KITTY SMILE
Address 985-1 Nojimahikinoura, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1721
Access 10 minutes by car from Awaji IC or Hokudan IC on Awaji-Kobe-Naruto Expressway.
Parking Free parking available
Operating Hours Weekdays 11:00~19:00
Sat., Sun, & Public Holidays 10:00~19:00
Please note that each restaurant/café has different operating hours.
Closed Tuesdays
Website https://awaji-resort.com/hellokittysmile/
Reservations https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/hellokitty-smile2restaurant/reserve
Phone Number 0799-70-9037

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HELLO KITTY in the Hills, HELLO KITTY SHOW BOX

The HELLO KITTY SHOW BOX is a fun place to enjoy shows, dining, and shopping.
During lunch time, you can enjoy the popular HELLO KITTY JAZZ BAND show with its cheerful performance and giant screen. The show changes with the season, so you can enjoy the show again and again. The food is vegan and contains no animal products. You will be surprised at how delicious the food is.

You can also enjoy shopping at the HELLOKITTY SHOW BOX. The area is arranged by Sanrio character, making it easy to find the items of your favorite character. The store also sells cute original goods, crystal Hello Kitty goods, and other items that are not usually available at other stores.

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Location HELLO KITTY SHOW BOX
Address 177-5 Nojimahirabayashi, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1724
Access 10 minutes by car from Awaji IC and 15 minutes from Hokudan Interchange on Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway.
Phone Number 0799-70-9022
Parking Free parking available
Closed Wednesdays
Operating Hours 11:00-17:00
Show Time 12:10-13:30(Open at 11:00, Last In at 12:00)
Café and Greetings by HELLO KITTY 14:00-17:00 Greeting at 14:30-/16:00- Café Show and Greetings by HELLO KITTY: 14:30~ / 16:00~
Website https://awajiresort.com/hellokittyshowbox/
Reservations https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/hellokittyshowbox/reserve

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A Giant Apple House, HELLO KITTY APPLE HOUSE

The HELLO KITTY APPLE HOUSE, located next to the HELLO KITTY SHOW BOX, is the world’s largest apple house and inside is a 360° theater where you can see Hello Kitty’s favorite things appear one after another in a dream world. Hello Kitty can be found throughout the interior, making it a great photo-op spot. When you go up to the rooftop, you can see Hello Kitty’s face on the roof, which you cannot see from the ground, and you will be thrilled to take its photo.

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Location HELLO KITTY APPLE HOUSE
Address 177-5 Nojimahirabayashi, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-1724
Access Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway: 10 minutes by car from Awaji Interchange and 15 minutes from Hokudan Interchange.
Phone Number 0799-70-9022
Parking Free parking available
Phone Number 0799-70-9022
Closed Wednesdays
Business hours LUNCH TIME 11:00-13:30
CAFE TIME 14:00-17:00
Website https://awaji-resort.com/hellokittyshowbox/applehouse/
Reservations https://www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/hellokittyshowbox/reserve

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What did you think? We recommend these three Hello Kitty facilities on Awaji Island in the Kansai region, where you can enjoy dining, shows, meet and greets, and much more. Why not make memories that can only be created on Awaji Island with Hello Kitty in limited edition costumes and an amazing show?

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