Japan Is Getting Yet Another Hello Kitty Train

Image: (C) 1976,2019 SANRIO CO.,LTD. 株式会社サンリオ/西日本旅客鉄道株式会社
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Last year, a Hello Kitty theme bullet train service began in Japan. This year, an airport express train does likewise.

As Japan Trends reports, the train is a Hello Kitty-covered Haruka Direct Express train that transports travelers from Kyoto to Kansai International Airport.


The outside is Hello Kitty themed and inside walls are tastefully decorated with the famous feline.

Image: (C) 1976,2019 SANRIO CO.,LTD. 株式会社サンリオ/西日本旅客鉄道株式会社

Service started this week, with trainspotters snapping pics and video.


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