Sanrio Gift’s New Shop in Ueno Welcomes Hello Kitty Panda Merchandise & More

25.January.2020 | FOOD / SPOT

Sanrio opened a new gift shop called Sanrio Gift Gate in Ueno on January 24, 2020. This is the 107th branch of the gift shop to open in Japan, following the openning of the Asakusa branch which opened in Asakusa last year. Aimed at tourists both Japanese and foreign, it sells merchandise of Sanrio’s popular cast of characters.

You can’t miss the shop as a giant Pompompurin embracing a panda suit-clad Hello Kitty are waiting to greet you at the entrance. The panda is a symbol of Ueno due to Ueno Zoo housing giant pandas.

The souvenir shop features a range of Ueno exclusives, including a line-up of six popular Sanrio characters wearing panda outfits.

Plush Toys (6 Designs) – ¥2,200 Each / Small Plush Toys (6 Designs) – ¥1,760 Each

Who could resist one of these cute toys? The bigger ones at 16cm tall and the small ones 11cm. The line-up includes fan favourites Hello Kitty, Pompompurin, Cinnamoroll, My Melody, Kuromi, and Pochacco.

 

There’s also pop-up cards with a variety of designs, including one that opens up into Ameya-Yokochō open-air market, another that turns into Hello Kitty and a panda sat down, and more.

Edo-Tamagawaya x Hello Kitty Pink Tonkotsu Ramen – ¥390

Budoonoki Sanrio Character Baumkuchen – ¥594 Each (Hello Kitty/My Melody/Pompompurin/Cinnamoroll)

The Salt Industry Center of Japan x Hello Kitty Table Salt – ¥248

There’s also food and snacks amongst a whole range of other goodies, all perfect as gifts and souvenirs.

 

Be sure to stop by Sanrio Gift Plaza the next time you’re in Ueno.

 

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*All listed prices include tax. Sold items receive stock turnovers.

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