Hello Kitty x Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

Many of my friends at Hello Kitty Junkies know about the Taiwan Airport… And how much kittification there is at terminal C3! Some have even traveled through the airport: seen the Baby Kitty nursery, waited for a flight at the Kitty waiting area, played in the Kitty playground and even shopped for *exclusive* Taiwan only merchandise from the Sanrio Gift Gate shop! On January 1, 2010 (the day I flew back to the U.S.), I too had the pleasure of being in my own little Hello Kitty Heaven for about 45 minutes! *_____*

This experience has actually been one of the top *wish list* items since I could remember so I was super *excited* when I finally got to see the kittified terminal! I walked through the airport security with less than one hour before my flight was departing. I checked out a map and noticed my terminal was at the opposite end of Gate C3 which is the Hello Kitty area… Yes, I did hustle. n_~

So excited when I saw this sign — too bad I could not take this on the plane with me! o_O

The first area I saw was the Baby Kitty nursery…

I love the die cut clouds ceiling with the very ambient recessed lighting…

Kawaii pink kittified crib…

The door is kinda purrr-fect, no?

I felt like I was in Hello Kitty Heaven when I saw this Travel Kitty figure! I was on a time limit so decided not to go inside Gift Gate yet *you know I could get stuck inside for an hour and then I would miss the other Hello Kitty sightings at the terminal, not to mention my flight home*

Hello Kitty world clock — I may need one of these in my room, it would be nice to know what time it is in France, Philippines, Singapore, etc. so I could know what time I could chat with my Hello Kitty Junkies! n_~

The time was 3:14pm… My flight was going to start boarding at 3:45pm… And I had a good 5-10 minute power walk ahead of me… Better hurry up!

I wished this was my boarding area…

Travel Kitty is kawaii, neh!? I think it’s all in the wink wink! n_~

*FACT* Kitty waiting are is so crowded because travelers love to be surrounded by cuteness! n_~

There are several of these “Taiwan Folk Festival” themed illustrations featuring Kitty-chan and her friends decorated around the waiting area…

Pink Hello Kitty seats!!! I wish I had one (or four) in my house! =n_n=

This is the view of the Kitty waiting area from the passing walkway area (I don’t know the official name but you know what I mean?)

More die cut clouds from the ceiling with cool blue lighting (like the sky)… And yes, that is the Gift Gate under warm lighting way in the back… The warm color makes it look so cozy and inviting especially against the blue — as a Graphic Designer, I can tell you this is 100% intentional. n_~

The Hello Kitty Rainbow Theater cartoon plays all day on the screen inside Kitty-chan’s play area…

I *LOVE* this graphic! I have seen it exist as a desktop wallpaper and even seen it on a tote bag… Just classic imagery for me! n_n

Kitty-chan wants you to learn how to count!

Don’t be bored waiting for your flight — go ahead and solve a Hello Kitty puzzle!

Kitty playground…

I want this mirror! And I wouldn’t mind the height chart on the right of it either! n_~

And there is Gift Gate! @_@

I really x 1000 wanted to take photos… But: 1. I know it is not allowed; 2. I was running low on time so I had to get my shop on!

I hope I have time to take photos of what I got so I can share with y’all! Til then, bye bye! *waves*

Btw, I did make it to my flight on time… I was one of the last ones to board the plane and I had one extra carry-on filled with Hello Kitty goodies from Gift Gate! n_~

Click here for more info about Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport’s  terminal C3.

  • bellerina

    i would have loved it there too!! what an awesome idea to have HK at the airport! I wonder if Japan has something like this too?? and if not, how come? LOL

  • Pingback: Maria Fleischman

  • Pingback: Tricia Evans

  • http://www.pingbuns.blogspot.com/ Jennifer

    Did you stayed at the grand hi-lai hotel as well? They have hello kitty suites!!!

    • http://hellokittyjunkie.com Hello Kitty Junkie

      I *wish* I stayed! It was just too expensive for this trip! Hopefully I can visit next time! $_$

  • gloliulee

    Love your pics! Did you get a chance to see the Eva Air Hello Kitty plane? I hope to go back soon and see all of that! I can't wait to go back!

    • http://hellokittyjunkie.com Hello Kitty Junkie

      Unfortunately, I did not get to see the Hello Kitty x Eva plane :(

  • Pingback: Karen Hao

  • julia

    i would probably miss my flight to go the other gift gate LOL

    • http://hellokittyjunkie.com Hello Kitty Junkie

      Lol! :D That went through my mind too! n_~

  • cactopus

    okay so my name is maya and my friend sarah and i are like obsessed with hello kitty too! you should see my room! okay so i just think its so awesome looking through all your hello kitty pictures! i wish i lived in taiwan, then i could go to the airport! if i did i would definitely bring sarah along! it would be my dream to meet you! well , i live in new jersey, united states of america now so it will take until after college to pursue my dream and live in japan! i have visited my uncle in japan once! oh my god! hello kitty mania!!!!!!!!!

    well, i hope to met you someday!,
    maya from new jersey

    • http://hellokittyjunkie.com Hello Kitty Junkie

      I hope to meet u too! n_n

  • http://pagerank-checker.org/ PageRank Checker

    good >>>>> nice

  • Hello Kitty Fan

    Hi! LOVE your blog! I was wondering about the airport in Taiwan. Which terminal were you in? Do you know what the logistics are if you are not in the same terminal as the Hello Kitty Gate? ANY information will be helpful and appreciated! Thank you thank you!

    • http://hellokittyjunkie.com Hello Kitty Junkie

      Terminal C3 when you depart from Taipei… Maybe these links will help (use an online translator):
      http://www.sanrio.com.tw/news/kt_dfs.html
      http://www.sanrio.com.tw/sanrio/shop/shop32.html

      • Hello Kitty Fan

        Thanks for the info! I'm taking Malaysia Airlines…but leaving from Taoyuan Airport..so hopefully I can go to the Hello Kitty Shop! I'll find out in a couple of months when I go! LOVED the stuff you bought! Kudos for shopping with such a short amount of time!!

  • http://www.kirbiecravings.com/ kirbie

    Oh wow. Thanks for all the pics. I just recently heard about this. In all the times I've been to Taiwan, I've never had a chance to visit. Now I really want to see it!

  • Katrina

    WOW! I would love to be there….wouldn't leave. I'd be like Tom Hank's character in Terminal.

  • Pingback: Hello Kitty from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Gift Gate | Hello Kitty Junkie

  • jessicaschank

    Holy Wow!! I think I want to move in. =)

  • Fiona

    you are so lucky to have been there! that alone is heaven for me!! i'm afraid to say that i have the wee little green monster sitting on my shoulder of jealousy =) it looks absolutely amazing! May have to plan a trip there to see as much Hello Kitty things i can!!

  • fengzi

    my girlfriend love hello kitty~=] i will b thr whn we marry ><

  • Pingback: Catarina Lai

  • Pingback: Catarina Lai

  • Ang_lisbeth

    Nice pictures.. Love it so much.. Thank u for sharing..

  • Kirsten Tucker

    Where in the airport is the store? I am going through Taipei on Tuesday and have a 2 hour layover.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001824380237 BbReenndithaa CeeRvantteesz

    mee een canthaa heello kiitty

  • ZumbawithAleisha

    Hi! How far is the Taiwan airport to The Hello Kitty Cafe is it easy to get to from there?!?

  • KawaiiCity

    oh my god i rmeebr when i was littler i was there and it was heavennnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/christine.cormiermurray Christine Cormier Murray

    Hey Maria….so u can visit all of these places in the airport without having to actually take the AvaAIr Plane???

  • crystal

    Just love it~~ goin to taipei soon n be there!! Loves hellokitty d most♡♥♡♥

  • http://harmoniosg.blog.com Douglas

    I was recommended this web site by my cousin.
    I am not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else know
    such detailed about my problem. You’re wonderful! Thanks!