If you are near the Odaiba area a great place to stop with the kiddos is The DiverCity Plaza. It was rainy and a little colder than we realized so while we were checking out some of the attractions in Odabia we decided to stop in the DiverCity Plaza. The favorite spot in this mall for our children was the Hello Kitty Japan store. Although there are many Hello Kitty stores around this one also has a few amenities that are sure to keep your kids entertained.
The store is a decent size and has a section for most of the Sanrio characters. We found pretty much everything here. From Twinkle Star Twin packs of tissues to Pompomourin makeup bags, this store has it covered. I was tempted to try out some of the face masks which were all around 300 Yen. Kids will really enjoy checking out the merchandise but most of the toys and stuffed animals are a bit pricey. Everything was really cute but so much Hello Kitty character merchandise is available in other stores in Tokyo that I was not willing to shell out money for Hello Kitty toys today! My two year old was just happy to walk around and check out all the colorful decorations and My eight year old chose a different souvenir from the Gundam Cafe located on the first floor outside (find out more about that here). This store is a great place for a high quality memorabilia to take back for a friend who loves Hello Kitty though.
Activities for the Kiddos:
For younger kids, and older selfie takers, the entrance to the store has a fun photo op set up. There is a Hello Kitty statue in the form of a Gundam like robot costume. The statue says Odaiba under and there is a basket of photo accessories. There were things like Hello Kitty bows and large glasses with eyelashes. All were pretty cute to make a free and memorable photo op on your phone.
Food and Beverages:
On the left entrance of the store you can grab a quick bite to eat at the Hello Kitty cafe. There were some small curry and rice meals, green tea ice creams, and a variety of tasty mochi flavors to try. The Mochi were around 210 yen each and they were really good. We tried a chocolate flavored mochi and a chestnut flavor. We thought that they were both tasty but liked the chestnut the best. The chocolate flavor is for the true chocolate lover and can be on the strong side if you are expecting a lighter typical mochi flavor.
The green tea and vanilla swirl ice cream in a cup was 300yen. This seemed to be a really reasonable price to us. Generally Ice cream and treats in Tokyo are very pricy and these were all larger than expected for what we paid.
Access for Strollers and Wheelchairs:
This store is easy to access with young children and there is plenty of room for strollers or wheelchairs. There are many elevators to the parking garages so transportation with a stroller is really easy here. The aisles in this mall are wide which makes navigating with kids and a crowd much easier. The tables and Chairs in the Hello Kitty store were fine for toddlers to site and thee would be room for a wheel chair.
If you are in the Odabia area DiverCity Plaza is worth checking out. This mall is one of the more baby and kid friendly places in our opinion due to the large aisles in this mall and easy access food courts and kids eating areas, as well as the abundance of baby changing rooms located near all restrooms. Enjoy!
Hello Kitty Japan, 〒135-0064 Tokyo, Koto, Aomi, 1 Chome−1−10, ダイバーシティ東京プラザ 2F DiverCity Tokyo Plaza
If you are taking the train the closest station to the DiverCity mall is the “Daiba Station” located on the Yurikamome line.
2 Chome-6 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to 135-0091