Sanrio Puroland

 If you love Hello Kitty, cutesy parades, and rather cheesy performances, you'll probably love Sanrio Puroland. This small theme park makes a good day trip out of Tokyo for fans who can't get enough of Sanrio characters. Hello Kitty may be one of Japan's most famous international exports. Luckily for Sanrio, she isn't just their company's one hit wonder - they have a string of characters hits to their name, from the sugary-sweet My Melody rabbit to the famously apathetic egg, Gudetama.

. It's a relatively small theme park, but it's loaded with enough pastel-coloured and cute Hello Kitty things. As a bonus, there's plenty of themed merchandise on sale. If you have ever wanted a Hello Kitty-branded nail buffer or card-holder shaped like a ping pong bat, this is exactly where you need to go.