All kitty-ed out: A Hello Kitty bullet train is coming to Japan in June

Hello Kitty bullet train

Book your tickets, lovers of cute, because the Hello Kitty train is on the way. No more will you have to travel in Japan’s other super-efficient and tidy trains. Now you can next-level your rail journey with a hefty dose of PINK and some help from Hello Kitty!

Hello Kitty train

All aboard!

The West Japan Railway Company are the genius folk behind this beautiful ride – which will run between Osaka and Fukuoka – stopping at major cities in between. 

The train – called the Hello Kitty Shinkansen – is due to make its debut trip on 30 June, 2018.

As you can see, it’s decorated within an inch of its Hello Kitty life, and features a variety of themed cars and zones where pussy-cat obsessed passengers can elevate their kawaii (that’s “cute” in Japanese!) experience to a whole other level of peak pink.

“In one car, called the Hello! Plaza, there’ll be an exhibition area and gift shop,” Metro UK reports, “When the train approaches a station, the usual jingle you’d hear will be replaced with a Hello Kitty theme song.” Imagine it! We so neeeeeded a different jingle, didn’t we?!

Hello Kitty train map

Kitty-ed out

In another car, dubbed the Kawaii! Room Car, “the company will outfit windows, walls, floors, head, and armrests in Hello Kitty garb, while riders who reserve a ticket will be able to take pictures in a themed photo booth with a giant Hello Kitty doll,” media outlet Curbed reveal.


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A series of artist renderings released by The West Japan Railway Company show exactly what the interior will look like. Frankly it’s everything you’d expect – and possibly more!

This ridiculously kitty-ed out train has just gone straight to the tip-top of the bucket list for fans of cute!

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