A Hello Kitty-Themed Bullet Train to Begin Operation in Japan

A Shinkansen train will launching service on June 30 with Hello Kitty seats, benches, and a dining car.
May 23, 2018, 2pm PDT | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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"The first Hello Kitty train car, dubbed “Hello! Plaza,” will introduce areas in western Japan for a limited period of time, starting with Tottori and Shimane prefectures," the Japan Times reports. The interior of the train will be decorated in the theme of Hello Kitty with a place to take photos with a giant hello kitty doll.

"The interior and seats of the 500-series shinkansen, to be used for daily round trips between Shin-Osaka Station in Osaka Prefecture and Hakata in Fukuoka Prefecture, will feature Sanrio Co.’s Hello Kitty character, the railway operator said," the Japan Times writes.

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Published on Friday, May 18, 2018 in The Japan Times
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