Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » Travel Tips

Hello Kitty Becomes Japan's New Tour Guide with New App

Travelers Today       By    Lena Vazifdar

Updated: Oct 08, 2012 04:28 PM EDT

Text Size: A A A

The Japan Tourism Agency has partnered with makers of the iconic Hello Kitty character, Sanrio, with a new iPhone app called "Visit Japan with Hello Kitty."

NBC News Travel reported that the app is downloadable until March 31, 2013 and can be accessed from Apple's App store. Featuring 53 Hello Kitty's dressed up in Japanese outfits representing all of Japanes 47 prefecrtures. A few of the prefectures, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Osaka, Kyoto and Hokkaido have multiple adorable characters.

Asiaone.com reported, "Once you've got it on your device, the kawaii (cute) feline - in a collection of more than 50 regional Hello Kitty in different themes, costumes or backgrounds - will guide you around Japan. As the application is also equipped with camera functions, visitors can take photos "with her" at the various places of attractions."

PR Manager for the Japan National Tourist Association said to NBC News Travel that "Hello Kitty has a strong association with Japan; it's globally known and eye-catching," making Hello Kitty the ideal tour guide for the country.

Each destination is home to a specially dressed Hello Kitty character that acts a tour guide to local landmarks and also is in the photos that the user takes.

The app is only functionable in Japan with the iPhone's GPS detecting where the user is in the country.

Asiaone.com reported that the collaboration is a part of the Visit Japan project "where the Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) and the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) will cooperate with Japanese companies that offer products/services overseas to further promote Japan to visitors who like Japanese brands."

Read related article:

Eva Airways Hello Kitty Themed Airplanes Take Over Taiwan [PHOTOS]

© 2016 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Travel Tips

carrying a baby

How Dads Can Enjoy Travelling With A Baby

Are you a dad of a toddler who is worried of travelling with the baby? Then check out 5 simple ways to handle your baby as you travel.

Climber at a Mountain Peak

5 Important Tips To Climb Mount Everest Safely

Climbing the Mount Everest is one exhilarating adventure. The preparation however is not an easy thing.

Steamboat Natchez

New Orleans Offers 7 Great Activities For Families: Find Out Here

There is no shortage of activities in the wonderful city of New Orleans.

Caribbean

Island Hopping In The Caribbean: How To Get The Best Tours

Island trips to the Carribbean should not be too hard even for those who were just doing it for the first time. In other words, even if travellers are scared of going on unfamiliar trips for the first time, they can still go on these trips, thanks to helpful resources such as guides and maps.

Phewa lake in 1982

7 Cheapest World Destinations For An Affordable and Relaxing Vacation

Every traveler wants to spend less while going to different places. With that, Price of Travel ranks world cities every year based on how affordable they are as a reference for budget travelers. With that, we have here the 7 cheapest travel destination for 2016 that will give you extra money to get a side trip to other places you dream of visiting!

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

Airport

TSA Security Head Fired Over Long Lines In The Airport?

Kelly Hoggan, the agency's assistant administrator for security operations, has been removed from his position, according to an internal memo by TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger obtained by NBC News.

Swimming pool

US: 1 in 8 Swimming Pools Closed for Health Violations, According To Health Violations

One in eight swimming pools in most populated states were allegedly been shut down due to inspection of filthy and suspected existing harmful water around, as announced by health authorities in the United States on Thursday.

Coplays

Top 5 Reasons Blizzard Entertainment's "Overwatch" Deserves The Hype

The latest Blizzard first-person shooting game is taking the gaming world by storm. It is not surprising.

travelers today

© 2016 IQADNET LLC All rights reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics