Hello Kitty welcomes overseas visitors at Lunar New Year
Sanrio Entertainment Co., Ltd. and the Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd. are holding a special Lunar New Year event featuring Japan’s cutest cats, Hello Kitty and Daniel on Sunday, February 14, 2010 on the island of Enoshima, south of Tokyo.
Hello Kitty and Daniel will make three thirty minute appearances – including one exclusively for overseas visitors – in which they will offer greetings and hold a photo session. The appearance for overseas visitors includes a talk show session as well.
Furthermore, Hello Kitty and Daniel will give a small gift to visitors who present a web coupon from Odakyu’s Visit Japan Year 2010: Shinjuku, Hakone, Enoshima and Kamakura Winter Campaign website.
The first appearance will take place at the Shin-Enoshima Aquarium from 11:00am and is open to both Japanese and overseas visitors.
The second appearance is exclusively for overseas visitors and will take place at Samuel Cocking Garden in central Enoshima from 3:00pm.
The third and final appearance will take place at Samuel Cocking Garden also, from 4:30pm and is for both Japanese and overseas visitors.
After meeting Hello Kitty and Daniel, visitors can stay on the island to enjoy the Valentine Island Enoshima event which, having started on February 6 will be in its final day on February 14. Hundreds of mirror balls (installed especially for the event) will light up the entire island, including Enoshima Lighthouse, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
Enoshima is a small land-tied island off the coast of Kanagawa Prefecture south of Tokyo. The island is home to the goddess of riches and entertainment who is enshrined at Enoshima Shrine. The island can be accessed from Tokyo (Shinjuku Station)on the Odakyu rail line in around 65 minutes. It is connected to the mainland by a 600 metre long bridge.
Odakyu Visit Japan Year 2010: Shinjuku, Hakone, Enoshima and Kamakura Winter Campaign www.odakyu.jp/english/2010wc/index.html
Enoshima information www.odakyu.jp/english/2010wc/enokama.html
Sanrio Puroland www.puroland.co.jp/english/