A Look Inside The Hello Kitty Bullet Train

Image: (c)1976, 2018 SANRIO CO., LTD., JR

Previously, Kotaku reported that Japan is getting a Hello Kitty bullet train. All we saw was the outside. Now, we get concept art showing what inside the train looks like.

The train will begin service between Osaka and Hakata on June 30. The train’s first car is called “Hello! Plaza!” and features a Hello Kitty shop, selling cute merchandise.

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Image: (c)1976, 2018 SANRIO CO., LTD., JR

The second car is the “Kawaii! Room” and features a photo spot, as well as Hello Kitty themed seats.

Image: (c)1976, 2018 SANRIO CO., LTD., JR
Image: (c)1976, 2018 SANRIO CO., LTD., JR
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The Hello Kitty bullet train will run until September 30.


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Brian Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.