Japan is a land of all things eclectic. And in presenting you with a new wonder of sorts, the country has recently launched a one-of-its-kind a Hello Kitty rickshaw service that will takes fans through Tokyo’s plush Asakusa neighborhood in true kawaii-style. The ride aims at offering a fun journey around the historical temples and old-school cityscapes of Asakusa while delighting passengers with awe.
Started by rickshaw company Kurumaya is an association with the Sanrio star, the Hello Kitty themed rickshaws will be in service for two consecutive weekends, on June 15, 16, 22, and 23. A total of nine rides will be offered through the day, each departing from the Sanrio Gift Gate shop at 9:30, 10:15, 11, and 11:45 in the morning and 1:30, 2:15, 3, 3;45, and 4:30 in the afternoon. The fun journey will last roughly 30 minutes for two passengers and will cost on boarders a total of 8000 yen ($73.7)
This isn’t the first time the Hello Kitty rides have made their way on the streets of Tokyo. The themed journeys were originally introduced to celebrate the grand opening of the Asakusa Sanrio Gift Gate specialty shop in May and are now back by popular demand. Prior reservations for the ride can be made by calling the store or visiting there directly tin person. There cannot be a better way to welcome the summer travel season than this!