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[Asakusa] Hello Kitty Teams Up With Veteran Nihonbashi Candy Store for This New Product!

The world-famous character Hello Kitty and long-standing Tokyo candy store Eitaro Sohonpo are collaborating! Here's what you need to know about these topical new candies and Sanrio Gift Gate in Asakusa, where you can get them for a limited time only.

This Venerable Candy Store Collaborating with International Star Hello Kitty is a Dream Come True!

Nihonbashi candy store, Eitaro Sohonpo has been adored by Japanese people for over 200 years, since their establishment in 1818. In 2013, they began making fragrance- and color-free “Fruit Candy” made from domestically produced fruits. Now they’ve chosen three flavors of their ame candies - “amao strawberry”, “orin apple” and “ocho lemon” - and put them in a limited edition package with a Hello Kitty design.
The adorably designed clear case contains 12 individually wrapped ame candies and only costs 400 JPY (excl. tax). It’s easy to carry with you so makes a great gift or souvenir!

©1976, 2019 SANRIO CO., LTD. TOKYO JAPAN

This Venerable Candy Store Collaborating with International Star Hello Kitty is a Dream Come True!

Introducing These Eye-catching Candies

They come in 3 flavors. The “amao strawberry ame,” which uses strawberries grown in Fukuoka Prefecture for a delightful strawberry color and flavor; the “orin apple ame,” which uses orin apples grown in Aomori Prefecture and tastes just like apple juice; and the “ocho lemon ame,” which has the gentle bittersweet flavor unique to ocho lemons grown in Hiroshima Prefecture. These fruit candies are so delicious, and they are jam-packed with fruity flavor as they have been expertly made with traditional methods honed since the time of Eitaro Sohonpo’s establishment.

Price: 400 JPY each (excl. tax)
Where to buy it: Sanrio Gift Gate Asakusa Branch

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About Sanrio Gift Gate Asakusa Branch

Hello Kitty's first direct store opened in Asakusa on April 27, 2019, which was Hello Kitty’s 45th anniversary. The store is located halfway down Orange Street in the direction of Asakusa Kokaido from in front of the famous tourist attraction, Kaminarimon. The two-story glass tile facade of the shop features a landmark giant Hello Kitty that is almost seven meters tall and five meters across.

Opening hours: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed: Irregular closing days
*Opening hours may vary so please check on Sanrio's official website.

©1976, 2019 SANRIO CO., LTD. TOKYO JAPAN

About Sanrio Gift Gate Asakusa Branch

1-17-5 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Sanrio Gift Gate Asakusa is the only place where you can get these Hello Kitty fruit candies. If you’re planning on sightseeing in Asakusa, definitely make your way here!

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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