Hello Kitty fans in Japan will have more reasons to celebrate as new themed hotel rooms featuring the beloved Sanrio character are opening.
Bright Pink Rooms: Situated in the Asakusa neighborhood in Tokyo, the Asakusa Tobu Hotel will feature two distinct styles of rooms dedicated to Hello Kitty when it opens in October.
- One of the rooms, called Sakura Tennyo 桜天女, features a Japanese zashiki-style tatami-matted area, according to Grapee.
- Tennnyo, which means “celestial maiden,” is a general term for goddesses in Buddhism.
- The image of Hello Kitty dressed up as a little tennyo decorates the room’s wallpaper and partitions.
- Aside from the Hello Kitty motif, this room incorporates sakura, or cherry blossoms, in the overall design.
- The other room type is the Wa-Modern 和モダン, which combines Western and traditional Japanese elements in its overall design.
- An image of a kimono-wearing Hello Kitty is prominently featured inside the room.
- The room adopts the haikara aesthetic, meaning “fashionably Westernized,” which is a familiar design motif in the Asakusa neighborhood.
- Each of all the three available Sakura Tennyo and three Wa-Modern rooms can host four people inside the 384 square feet of space. Each of them includes a Japanese style bathroom with a separate tub and washing area as well as separate washbasin and toilet.
- Some of the rooms will be available for reservations via the hotel’s website starting on August 24 and will be ready to stay in on October 8.
- Pricing information and details on the official opening for all the rooms are not available as of writing.
Must visit for tourists: The hotel and the Asakusa area itself are located near many popular tourist spots.
- Asakusa is known for spots such as the Sensoji Temple, the Kaminarimon gates, and the Nishi Sando Shopping Street, according to Matcha.
- While in the area, visitors can also get a tour of the neighborhood via a rickshaw before having a good rest at the Hello Kitty rooms in the Asakusa Tobu Hotel.
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