Sanrio Puroland entrance

Planning your Tokyo itinerary? Consider heading west off the city centre to visit Sanrio Puroland — a two-storey Sanrio themed park. 

Tokyo is known for its quirky character cafes and pet cafes. But if you’re looking for a less commonly known thing to do in Tokyo, we recommend Sanrio Puroland for all things Sanrio: Sanrio rides, shows, Sanrio-themed food, and most importantly, exclusive merchandise and photo spots!

Not sure if it’s worth your time and money? Here’s our review of Sanrio Puroland, and all the necessary information to make the most out of your visit at this Sanrio themed park in Tokyo.

Sanrio Puroland guide

1. When’s the best time to enter Sanrio Puroland
2. Sanrio-themed restaurants and cafes
3. How to get to Sanrio Puroland from Tokyo?
4. Where to park and parking fees
5. Coin lockers
6. Exclusive Sanrio merchandise
7. Where to take the nicest photos in Sanrio Puroland?
8. Our review of Sanrio Puroland

Our honest review of Sanrio Puroland

Sanrio Character installations

Before we share our review of the park, let’s talk about the price.

If your purchase the tickets on the spot, you get to choose between Full Day Tickets or Half Day Tickets. However, we purchased ours in advance on Klook for 50% off during a promotion. Otherwise, a Full Day Ticket would cost ¥3,300, which is about S$30.

If you plan to buy the tickets in advance, you can purchase your tickets at any one of these partnering sites.

S$30, or S$15 in our case, was a pretty good price considering how many adorable installations there were in the Sanrio park. Personally, I wouldn’t say I’m a huge fan of Sanrio. But, I love taking photos especially when the figurines and decors are so adorable.

Honestly, even if you don’t watch the shows, you can easily spend the whole day here just taking photos and shopping. We spent about 4-5 hours just doing that.

If it’s one flaw I have to point out, it would be the terrible lighting, especially in certain attractions where the light transits from white to blue to pink and more.

Little Twin Stars installations in Sanrio Puroland
The Little Twin Stars attraction had the worst lighting combination and we had to wait a minute till the white light comes back on

When’s the best time to enter Sanrio Puroland?

Don’t worry, this isn’t Tokyo Disneyland. It’s not so intense so you don’t have to queue before the park’s opening hours.

But if you’re a hardcore fan, you’ll need to spend the full day to watch all the shows and sit on the two rides.

Sanrio park guests sitting on maps to wait for shows and performances
Tons of guests would bring mats and wait for the shows and performances

However, if you’re just looking for a cute activity to pass time like we did — you just wanna snap some photos — 2-3 hours will suffice.

Sanrio Puroland restaurants

With two canteens and one cafe inside the themed park, we recommend checking out the menus of each eatery before sitting in.

Pro tip: the curry rice on the first floor looks cuter, but the curry rice on the second floor is more affordable.

Character Food Court

Sanrio Puroland food - curry rice and ramen
Cute, but not cute enough that I can’t eat

A short review of what we ate:

  • Gudetama Ramen (¥1,450)— decent
  • Corn Soup (add on) (¥360) — tastes like good canned soup but slightly salty
  • Pompurrin Curry Rice (¥1,500) — on the salty side, chicken cutlet was dry
  • Iced latte (add on) (¥330) — unappetising 

Overall, we found the food was acceptable for a themed park.

Character Food Court menu
Character Food Court menu

Sanrio Rainbow World Restaurant 

We never tried it. But, for more affordable curry rice, head to Sanrio Rainbow World Restaurant on Level 2. You can also find Sanrio-themed crepes here, priced at ¥770. 

Sanrio Rainbow World Restaurant menu
Sanrio Rainbow World Restaurant menu

Cinnamoroll Cafe

Meanwhile, the most popular eatery in Sanrio Puroland, Cinnamoroll Cafe, is located on Level 2 too.

Cinnamoroll Cafe in Sanrio Puroland
Cinnamoroll Cafe Menu
Cinnamoroll Cafe Menu

How to travel from Tokyo to Sanrio Puroland 

Sanrio Puroland is located in Tama City, Tokyo.

Fortunately, it’s located about a 5-10 minute walk from two train stations. 

From Shinjuku, you can take the Keio Line (¥744) Keio-Tama-Centre Station or the Odakyu Line to Odakyu Tama Centre Station (¥387).

But if you’re renting a car to explore the southern region of Japan, it’s just a 30km drive from central Tokyo. 

Parking fees

Parking fees at Sanrio Puroland is ¥1,800 per entry per day. 

The carpark opens from 7am to 6:30pm.

Before 12:30pm, the direct lift into Sanrio Puroland is closed off. So you’ll have to walk out into the streets and enter from there if you’re visiting in the morning.

Coin locker 

Coin lockers at Sanrio Puroland starts from ¥200 for a backpack-sized compartment.

Exclusive merchandise at Sanrio Puroland

Souvenir shops have a bad reputation for being extra pricey. But, this is usually not the case in Japan, especially not at Sanrio Puroland. 

Here are some interesting Sanrio items we saw at the indoor themed park.

1. Customised Lockets (¥800)

Personalised Sanrio lockets

Located at Village Shop Jeweland Gate, you can customise your own heart-shaped locket — about 8x8cm — with adorable sanrio charms.

Big enough to fit about 20, the store is stocked with adorable characters like Hello Kitty, My Melody, Kuromi, and more. 

2. Post-it Notes (¥330)

Sanrio Post It Notes at Sanrio Puroland
Each book contains four designs

For an affordable souvenir for your friends and family, consider getting them the Sanrio Post-it Notes (¥330). Each booklet comprises four separate designs of post-its

This is located at the entrance of Sanriotown, the biggest Sanrio store in the park, located beside the exit. 

3. DIY Name Tag

For a functional item for yourself or as a souvenir, customise a Name Tag, starting from ¥990 for the base, and ¥160 for each additional charm.

Probably the most fun hands-on merchandise here, this item is located at the exit of Sanriotown Shop. 

The DIY Name Tags are only available from 8:30am to 5:30pm. 

4. DIY Sanrio Wands (¥1,800)

Sanrio Wands

You know how fans would cheer for their favourite artists with wands and lightsticks?

You can create your very own Sanrio version and wave them in the air during the performances and shows!

The DIY Sanrio Wands are located at Lady Kitty House. 

5. Spin The Wheel (¥800)

Want to bring home a giant Sanrio plushie without breaking the bank?

Challenge yourself in the ultimate Spin The Wheel game.

For ¥800, you get to spin the giant wheel twice. If you hit the crown twice, you get to choose one of four giant Sanrio plushies. If you only hit the crown once, you’re rewarded with a smaller plushie of your choice.

Meanwhile, if you don’t hit the crown at all, you’ll get to walk away with a consolation prize. 

This activity is located outside My Mero Drive, one of the two rides at Sanrio Puroland. 

6. Sanrio Headbands (¥1,980)

Sanrio Character Headband at Sanrio Puroland
Sanrio Character Headbands and Sling Bags at Sanrio Puroland

This is one of the most popular Sanrio accessories here. 

Even if you don’t dress up completely as your favourite Sanrio character (there were so many Kuromis), you can still add a bit of cuteness to your outfits with these Sanrio character headbands.

The headbands are located in every store in the park. 

7. Sanrio Sling Bag (¥1,980)

For a more functional Sanrio merchandise, we recommend the Sanrio Sling Bag. 

Get one of these at Sanriotown, dump your essentials in, and lock your bag in the coin lockers at Level 1. Prices start from ¥200 for a backpack-sized locker.

Where to take the nicest photos in Sanrio Puroland?

These were our favourite spots for photos!

Kiki and Lala at Sanrio Puroland
Most of the installations in Kiki & Lala Twinkling Studio were so cute. But this was my favourite!
Elephant character from Little Twin Stars
Didn’t know this adorable creature existed in Little Twin Stars!
Japanese-themed Sanrio characters
Probably the most popular photo spot in the whole of Sanrio Puroland! It’s just located on the second floor
My Melody sakura backdrop
Think this area might be new, but the second floor has a new My Melody and Piano area with a cherry blossom backdrop

Sanrio Puroland Tokyo

Location: 1 Chome-31 Ochiai, Tama, Tokyo 206-8588, Japan
Opening hours:
Monday: 9am-6pm
Tuesday: 9:30am-5pm
Wed-Thu: Closed
Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Sat-Sun: 8:30am-6pm

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