Review of Hello Kitty Island at Jeju16 July, 2015
We had earlier reviewed the Hello Kitty Cafe at Hello Kitty Island Jeju. The cafe is part of the Jeju Hello Kitty Island. Entrance fee for the Hello Kitty Island for adults is 12,000 Korean won (KRW) and children: 9,000 KRW – about 12 USD and 9 USD respectively – you will be required to pay for entrance fee even if you just want to go Hello Kitty Cafe. After lunch at Hello Kitty Cafe, we explored around Hello Kitty Island Jeju.
Hello Kitty Island is a special exhibition hall that is themed around yes – obviously Hello Kitty. If you are a Hello Kitty fan, then going to this Hello Kitty Island in Jeju is of course a no-brainer as you will get to visit 3 floors of Hello Kitty goodness. There are no amusement park-style rides here – this is a huge exhibition of Hello Kitty in various forms across 3 floors – starting with the elaborately designed pink Hello Kitty 1st floor.
At this Hello Kitty Island in Jeju, there are many Hello Kitty exhibition halls e.g. Kitty History Hall, Art Education Hall, Music Education Hall, Art Gallery, World Gallery Hall, Trip around the World Gallery Hall, Constellation Education Hall, Planned Gallery, 3D Theater, Outdoor Modeling Gallery. So if you are not a Hello Kitty fan, you might find this Hello Kitty overdose overwhelming and even boring and the entrance fee is not exactly cheap – at 12 USD for adults.
Here you will get to see what Hello Kitty’s bedroom could look like. I find it quite weird – it is like sleeping in your own bedroom with these face printed on the carpet, blankets, pillows etc.
There is an outdoor exhibition on the top floor of Hello Kitty Island. Yes, more Hello Kitty stuff – even a bush cut to Hello Kitty’s shape at the rooftop garden. You won’t run short of photo opportunities with Hello Kitty here. The floor just below the rooftop host a theatre with regularly run shows about Hello Kitty and her other Sanrio friends – this is not a documentary, just a short cartoon clip of a few minutes.
I have to say – by walking through the Hello Kitty exhibitions, you will learn a lot about Hello Kitty and even her friends and families as shown below.
I will just let the pictures do the talking of what else you can expect to see at Hello Kitty Island. These pictures only show about 10% of what you can expect to see at Hello Kitty Island so if you are a Hello Kitty fan, I strongly recommend that you check out Hello Kitty Island at Jeju.
Even toilets in Hello Kitty Island Jeju are Hello Kitty-themed!
The Korean GPS coordinates (by phone number) to get to Hello Kitty Island is 7926114 – just input this number into the onboard GPS provided with your KT Kumho rental car. Do note as we are on a self-drive 4D3N Jeju itinerary, I am unable to advise on how to get to Hello Kitty Island by public transport – some instructions we found online: Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal → #750 (toward Seogwipo) → Sumbinari [40mins] → Walk to Hello Kitty Island (hope this helps).