There’s no shortage of ways for Hello Kitty fanatics to get their fix. Hotels! Houses! And now a bullet train that will speed through Japan at up to 200 mph. This month, the West Japan Railway Co. is rolling out a new Hello Kitty-themed bullet train that makes trips from Shin-Osaka station in the Osaka prefecture and Hakata in the Fukuoka prefecture.
Early renderings show a train wrapped in a pink ribbon decal with Hello Kitty character illustrations greeting passengers at the door. Inside, two cars will be transformed into a world of pink, white, and purple. The first images out of a press preview this week confirms that vision has come alive.
Anyway, in the Kawaii! Room car, the company is outfitting 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. In the seatless Hello! Plaza car, riders will be able to browse a marketplace of Japanese goods, making the train the ultimate tourist attraction.
The themed trips will begin on June 30 and run until September. Each trip will last approximately two and half hours—plenty of time to snap a few quality selfies with a Sanrio character or two.